Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Council Meeting Minutes

November 20, 2019

Holy Cross Lutheran Church seeks to praise the triune God in worship and works.

Together, we serve and welcome all of God’s children and act as caretakers of God’s creation.

  Call to Order by Pastor Julie at 5:13 pm Roll Call

  • Members Present: Pastor Julie Belew,  Jackie Budreau, Gail Herrala, Karla Holm,  Karen Mayo, Daryl Putala, Christine Scroggs        Also Present:  Tracey Alessandroni
  • Members Absent: Daryl Putala

Also Absent:  Diane Mayo   Devotions by Pastor Julie Additions to the Agenda – Add church cleaning schedule to the agenda Bookkeeper’s Report – October transactions were submitted by Diane Mayo Secretary’s Report   – Motion to accept, Christine Scroggs; Seconded, Karen Mayo Committee Reports WELCA – The women’s Christmas Party will be on Wednesday, December 11th at 6:00 pm – bring an exchange gift as well as two dozen cookies for packaging.  Property

  • A 2020 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet will be posted
  • The cost of having the carpets professionally cleaned will be looked into.

Christian Education

  • Faith Formation – Wednesday, December 11th 3:30-5:00 pm
  • Children’s Christmas Program – Sunday, December 22nd during worship

Constitution Committee – No report submitted Youth – No report submitted Worship and Music – No report submitted Outreach

  • During Advent a “Hats, Mittens, and Warm Socks Tree” will be in the narthex. The items donated will be taken to the local schools to distribute to elementary age children who need them. 
  • The loose change from the Noisy Offering that is collected during Advent and Lent will be taken to the Synod Assembly in May to be given to World Hunger.

Stewardship Pastor’s Report

  • Pastor Julie gave a verbal report of her hours for the past month.
  • Pastor will be doing Midweek Advent Services at Mission United on Wednesday’s at 7:00 pm
  • Discussed with council having to be reimbursed for mileage.
  • Pastor will be out of the office next week for Thanksgiving.

 New Business – Tracey will check with Joe from The Office Planning Group in Hancock on the price of a new copy machine.  Old Business

  • The pasty sale fundraiser was cancelled due to miscommunication. It was discussed not to reschedule due to having a difficult time finding enough volunteers for two days; a Croatian Chicken Fundraiser will be checked into instead. 
  • We will have another Chili, Chocolate and Chances Fundraiser sometime in April. We will not contact businesses for donations this year.  People from the congregation will be asked to donate baskets for the raffle. 

Correspondence  – Baraga County Shelter Home #Giving Tuesday sent a letter requesting a donation; it was decided not to give for this as we recently sent a donation to the shelter home.  Council Member Privilege – None Date of Next Council Meeting – Council will meet in January – date TBA Adjourn with the Lord’s Prayer