COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS from November 19, 2018

Action Items
Council approved a Faith Formation request; two Social Ministry Benevolence requests: $1,000 for Braveheart Children's

Advocacy and $600 for Jul Gott; as well as a Mission Endowment request for $1,500 for debt reduction to the Capital Campaign.


The Larger Church-ELCA

Gary Daniels reported that the World Hunger amount given by First Lutheran on World Hunger Weekend (almost $1,900) was the highest for our congregation ever.


New Business

Preliminary budget numbers for 2019 were discussed with better figures available at the December meeting.


Old Business

The rental house was discussed and Council voted to give the occupants 60 days from December 1st to vacate. The home is in major disrepair. The congregation will be given a recommendation as to the home's future at the annual meeting in January.


Financial Report

General Fund Offering:
   October actual                   $32,855
   October budget    

   YTD actual                        $345,651

   YTD budget                       $356,267

Net Income Over Expenses:
   October actual                   $849 deficit
   October budget     
            $3,019 deficit

   YTD actual                        $22,499 deficit

   YTD budget                       $21,018 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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