Amber Nogelmeier Moderator
Phyllis Wiles Clerk
Mike Legg Financial Secretary
Brenda Zemlicka Treasurer
Members of Council:
Greetings! Thank you to all who participated in the spring clean-up along with those who provided supplies to beautify our church yard. Unfortunately, Lucas and I were on vacation and were not able to attend, but it looks great!
Some very exciting things are happening in the church. Many ideas have been shared and some are in process to become reality. Our Marketing Workgroup has been working together to improve many aspects of how our church is viewed through the internet. Our Christian Education Committee will be working on our children’s programming as Amanda Schaeffer will be leaving her role this summer. Thank you to Amanda and all of the work she has put into Christian Education for our children. Cyndi Spieker has agreed to take on the new idea of Christian Education for adults. Very exciting!
Our church council meeting in April was very productive, as you can see by the previous paragraph. We discussed church finances and investing financially into our church building, starting with getting quotes for small projects to start. The Parish House roof project will start in May- although we have applied for a grant and have set aside money to pay for the costs, more costs may be uncovered during the construction. A big thank you to those who have donated money to the project, it is obvious that our building is important to many.
With all of the ideas and transitions we have had for several years, we’ve now begun to make plans to move forward. Our church council agrees that we need to continue to redefine our mission, as this was ultimately the outcome of our retreats at Joy Ranch several years ago. This is also a long process, but will help us reestablish ourselves as a growing church.
Another big thanks to Pastor David and all who participated in the special meeting on April 14th. It is clear that this church and its people are committed and ready to help others understand who we are, what we’re doing and what we believe. Inclusion is what sets us apart from others, let’s help people understand this!
May 9th is a very important day for all of us. This is the day we call our Search Committee candidate, Dustin Bartlett. Your attendance and participation in the vote is needed for this day!
Amber Nogelmeier ~ Moderator