Parish Council Minutes

January 24, 2006

The moderator convened the meeting at 7:10 P.M. Present were Chris Gehret, Barbara Langill, Randy Russell, Dwight Decker, Hugh Penney, Phil Johnson, Susan Lambe, Linda Ladd and Mike Dunfee. Hugh Penney offered the meditation.

Pastor’s Report: Mike informed us that the confirmation class met this past Sunday. There are 7 confirmands; Perry Hayden and Jeff Langill will be co-leaders of the group.

Christian Education Report: Barbara reported that the new rotation, a unit called "The Baptism of Jesus", has begun.

Treasurer’s Report: Dwight and Hugh have revised and finalized the 2006 January to June budget; it can be found in the Annual Report. Discussion on the presentation of the budget at Annual Meeting ensued.

Moderator’s Report: Phil reviewed the agenda for the Annual Meeting. He then updated council on the

Search Committee’s progress. The Senior Pastor’s Job Description statement was reviewed. The committee has received and reviewed 12 applications so far; and an additional 13 have been received. The group will meet again on 1/25.

Strategy for CCC: Randy then led council in a Strategy Mapping Exercise. He has previously worked with council in developing a new mission statement for the church. This strategy will be used to help us solidify our goals and objectives, as well as help us revise the bylaws. Randy will document our ideas and discussion from tonight’s meeting for use at our next strategy meeting on February 7th at 7:00 P.M. We will focus on the question "What are we here for?" The mission statement will be our guide as we try to find the best ways to allocate our resources to accomplish our goals and missions. Our church’s strategy will always be a work in progress.

The moderator adjourned the meeting at 9:20 P.M. The next council meeting will be on February 28th at 7:00 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Lambe, Recording Clerk