COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS for December 21, 2020

The Congregation Council met via Zoom on December 21, 2020. The metrics for Region 2 of Illinois were reveiwed. As the metrics continue to improve, we are hopeful that some mitigations will be relaxed and certain in-person ministry opportunities can resume.
This topic will be revisited in January.


Old Business

  • Recommended proposed amendments to the Constitution, to be voted on by the Congregation at the Annual Meeting on
    January 24, 2021.
  • Set the agenda for the Annual Meeting.
  • Discussed the 2021 proposed budget. Approved a motion from Finance Ministry to recommend a resolution to the congregation
    at the Annual Meeting regarding our projected surplus for 2020.


New Business

  • Approved two funding requests from Social Ministry: $500 for Henry County Senior Citizens and $750 for River Bend Food Bank.
  • Approved an Investment Policy drafted and recommended by Finance Ministry, following the recommendation from the 2019 Audit.
  • The Congregation Council will meet for a special Council Meeting on January 10, 2021, to approve a proposed 2021 budget.

November Financial Report

General Fund Offering:
   November actual               
   November budget    

   YTD actual                              $429,053

   YTD budget                            $416,666

Net Income Over Expenses:
   November actual                     $1,870 deficit
   November budget     
              $3,707 deficit

   YTD actual                              $28,659 surplus

   YTD budget                            $14,238 deficit



Please feel free to contact any council member with concerns or questions you may have. The Council meets the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. and the meetings are open to the congregation.


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