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October Church Council News

by Amy Hiestand, Moderator

On October 25, 2016, the Church Council held its regular monthly meeting.

New church member Reuben Shank was appointed to serve on the Adult Education ministry and financial statements for the third quarter were shared. Cellar Thrift Shop allocation were also approved. The funds from this quarter will be used to purchase books for the Mental Health group and provide emergency funds for the Wei family who were displaced by the fire.

The Council approved the creation of a new ad-hoc council ?Fire Recovery Committee? to oversee details of the post-fire restoration of the church. More about the committee here...

The Council also discussed the idea of launching a ?Big Sunday Meeting Brunch? in the new year to consolidate the meeting days for the ?big six ministries? on one Sunday afternoon per month.  More to come on that topic in the future! 

The Council had held a special meeting after the fire on Thursday, October 6 in which the Council gave church leadership the authority to enter into contracts related to recovery from the fire. More about that meeting here...

The Council?s next regular meeting will be November 15 (7:15 pm in Durant House).  All are welcome to attend.