United Methodist Churches
The purpose of our Church Council is to oversee the business of the church. Participation on the council is open to everyone in the congregation. We welcome your participation and input.
The Council meets at 12:30 the 2nd Sunday of the month. Please check the Calendar of Events for the month for changes.
Minutes of the Meetings
Stark United Methodist Church
November 11, 2012
Those attending were: Chuck Hill, Nancy Richwine, Larry Isom, Sandy Kusel, TaLana Erikson, Glenda Hodgden, Carla Bennett, William Cook, Glenda Taylor and Pastor Ben Cole.
Chuck Hill, Chair, called the meeting to order at 12:50 PM. Nancy Richwine gave devotions “Love Your Neighbors As Yourself”.
Minutes from the October meeting were reviewed and Nancy Richwine moved to accept the minutes. Glenda Hodgden seconded the motion and motion passed.
Treasurer’s report was presented and reviewed. Glenda Hodgden moved to accept the report, seconded by Larry Isom and motion passed.
Pastor Ben’s Time
Ben received another letter from the Bishop asking our church to take the next step in the Vital Congregation program. Discussion was held and Ben will return the enclosed note card indicating that we are not interested in participating.
Advent begins December 2nd and discussion was held to have Advent Bible studies. It was decided that we will wait for an Easter Bible study.
Ben commented that we had a good turnout for the turkey supper last night (November 10th)
Discussion was held for a church historian as was suggested by our District Superintendent, Kibum Kim. Glenda Taylor volunteered to serve in this position and will begin records January 1st, 2013.
Discussion was held for Advent candle lighting for the four (4) Sundays prior to Christmas. Sandy Kusel will work with Ben on the reading material and appointing families to read each Sunday.
Chuck Hill reported that two families have requested to use the church for Thanksgiving activities; one on Thanksgiving Day and one on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Nancy Richwine moved we allow them to use the church under the building use rules. Glenda Hodgden 2nd and motion carried.
Chuck Hill reported that he found more problems on the roof and worked on it. We will need to continue watching for problems.
Sandy Kusel reminded us that the building insurance will be due by December 31st.
Glenda Taylor shared information on vacuums Jessica Taylor did research on. Jessica found two vacuums for us to consider, both found at Wal-Mart:
Discussion was held and Glenda says that Jessica prefers the vacuum with lift away. Nancy Richwine moved to provide the Shark vacuum lift way for $158.00. Larry Isom seconded motion and motion carried. Sandy Kusel will meet Jessica at Wal-Mart for the purchase.
Sandy Kusel has received in the mail promotional pen/pencils for purchase. It was decided not to pursue this at this time.
Nov 25th – Decorate Stark church after services
Dec 2nd – First Sunday in Advent and “Hanging of the Greens”
Dec 9th – Stark council meeting at 12:30 PM
Dec 16th – Bells of Glory will perform at the Stark Church – 9:45 AM
Dec 23rd – Christmas Dinner at Hepler – 6 PM
Dec 30th – 5th Sunday at Walnut Church – 10:30 AM
Nancy Richwine moved we adjourn and seconded by Glenda Hodgden.
Pastor Ben closed with prayer.
Respectfully submitted by Glenda Taylor
The Council includes every member of the church and all are invited to attend any meeting. Any board chair can request a special meeting of the council. There are regular scheduled meeting at Stark, our board chair is Chuck Hill. At Walnut we call special council meeting when the need arrises, then we will plan a time for the church members to gather. At Hepler we consider our meeting times as part of the stewardship of the church, so when an issue arrises we will work with it during a church service with the members present.