Lord of the Lakes Council Meeting, August 18, 2017
Attendance: Bill Grau, Ken Mueller, Pastor Kevin Heffernan, Drew Jaeger, Kerry Arent, Geoff Hendren, Joe Groholski, Wayne Ludkey, Gail Gardner, Kari Nigl
Pastor opened the meeting with a prayer.
-Pastor Kevin updated us on his month. There will be a new member’s class in September. Fall is a busy time.
Building & Grounds
-Looking to move forward with getting the cracks filled in the parking lot. Grant money from the Thrift will be used to start replacing lights with LED.
-Planning will start for the 500th year of the Reformation, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
-Drew gave us an overview on the Kansas City Mission Trip. 9 youth traveled. It was a fantastic, challenging success. How can we get more kids involved? Courtney is looking at more local, smaller scale community service projects.
-Gail updated council the past monthly finances. It was the best July yet! Please refer to her report.
-Share and Care Program on hold.
Maintenance person position – We have 2 applicants, will be extending an offer next week.
-Sunday school and Youth update – The new Sunday school program is designed to bring adults into the classrooms and create a bond between kids and adults. Looking for 2 adults to lead a theme each month. The details will be sorted out in the next month.
-Electronic giving – Wayne presented the Council with an option through our current vendor, Vanco, called “Giving+ Online.” This will allow people a very simple option of donating online, through our website. It does carry slightly higher fees than Simply Giving, but Council voted to move forward with this option.
-Mental health program update – Pastor Kevin will be attending the first meeting on 9/14. This is a breakthrough concept, and will be one of the first programs of its kind in the country! Looking for volunteers for the team.
-Council retreat – tentative date Saturday morning, 9/30/17. A fun team-building experience!
-Lord of the Lakes outdoor sign – Pastor is checking on bids.
Closing Prayer by Pastor Kevin, Devotion for next meeting – Geoff