COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS for September 25 & October 16, 2017


Action Items

  • Approved a proposed Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions to be presented to the congregation on November 5
    at 9:30 a.m.
  • Approved Building Usage request for Girl Scout Troop 2446.
  • Approved continuing Adopt A Highway program for one more year.
  • Approved one Worship Service on Sunday, December 24 at 9:15 a.m.
  • Approved the bid of Beckwith Commercial Roofing, Inc. in the amount of $28,653.00 for redoing the roof above the Youth
    Room; verbal bid of Wirth, Inc. not to exceed $7,500.00 to remove and replace the air conditioning units on top of the roof
    which involves renting a crane; bid of Wright Electric of $2,010.00 for rewiring the air conditioning units. This project will be funded by $20,000.00 from the Building Fund and the remainer from Memorial Funds.


Council received the following confirmands for membership into the church:  Natalie Baumgardner, Erik Bergren, Sofia Calderon, Hayden Curcuru, Taylor DeSplinter, Logan Fitzpatrick, Lillian Monson, Robert Hayes Murphy, Emma Slaymaker and Hannah Stebly

New Business

Pastor Randy Willers representing the Northern Illinois Synod made a presentation to the Council thanking us for benevolence. He
also explained how that money is used - 55% is passed on to the ELCA. He expressed hope that we can continue our level of support.

Social Ministry Benevolence Request

Gave approval of four requests from Social Ministry as a part of its Benevolence Policy, granting $615 to Henry County Sheriff's Department for informational brochures about drug prevention; $1,500 to Bravehart to assist with basic operating costs; $500
toward ELCA World Hunger Weekend and $1,000 to Abilities Plus to help support Childrens Services Early Intervention program.

Financial Report

General Fund Offering:
   September actual            $29,037
   September budget    

   YTD actual                      $296,080

   YTD budget                     $308,012

Net Income Over Expenses:
   September actual            $7,875 deficit
   September budget     
     $9,117 deficit

   YTD actual                      $41,420 deficit

   YTD budget                     $81,628 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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