MAYFLOWER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC
Quarterly Meeting Minutes – January 21, 2018
Moderator Barbara Miner called the meeting to order in the fellowship hall after the church service and Rev. Steve Gordon opened with prayer. Treasurer John Hauck presented the Treasurer’s report with the proposed 2018 budget. He also noted a new program for making contributions to the church electronically. Carole Baumann moved to approve the budget and Judy Harbrecht seconded. Steve Bjordahl, Chair of Resources & Operations, explained the decline in projected income. Jane Van Dyk suggested everyone give a little more this year. The motion to approve the proposed budget passed by unanimous vote.
Committee Reports: Stewardship – Mary Helgeson said they will begin looking for new committee members soon. Worship – Ann Hall discussed the functions of the committee and their two sub-committees, Sanctuary and Welcome Aboard. They are looking for greeters. She noted the new coffee hour schedule and Barbara asked for others to volunteer to serve at coffee hour. Youth and Christian Education – Kim Harris noted the need for three more teachers this spring. She also spoke about plans for fundraisers for the mission trip to Hawaii and the children’s outreach mission to shut-ins. Mission & Outreach – Darryl Gehring mentioned Apostles Build, which needs more builders and cooks. Julie Gordon described the KIVA program in which our $10,000 loan money has doubled, giving 60 loans in 27 countries. See the bulletin board. Someone is needed to replace Julie in this work. Noel Miner described the Kurdish family fund, which will last two more months and is short of needed donations. Barbara suggested a list of Mission & Outreach programs be posted on the bulletin board. Resources & Operations – Steve Bjordahl mentioned the new roof and plans to replace the glass doors as well as the two doors in the front of the sanctuary. Women of Mayflower – Judy Harbrecht noted the Bazaar raised $4000, thanked all who supported it, and invited all to the next meeting on January 24.
Rev. Steve Gordon thanked all committees, discussed plans for Lenten observances, and offered the closing prayer.
Sally Phillips, Clerk