Parish Council Minutes

March 28, 2006

The moderator convened the meeting at 7:07 P.M. In attendance were Chris Gehret, Barbara Langill, Phil Johnson, Linda Ladd, George Hayden, Sue Johnson, Hugh Penney, Rick Carey, Mike Dunfee and Dwight Decker. Phil offered the meditation. Minutes from the February 28th meeting were approved.

Pastor’s Report: Mike informed that he had taken care of funeral services for William Meehl and Phyllis Durgin this past week.

Christian Education Report: Barbara reported that the senior high youth group is planning fund-raisers for their mission trip to NYC in June. 15 youth will attend the trip, fund raising will begin after school vacation week and will include a car wash, "flamingo flocking," and selling Mother’s Day flowers. The Adult Ed. Series "End of Life," has concluded and was very well attended. Both Barbara and Jill attended a workshop entitled "Welcoming children with Special Needs.’ Barbara informed us that Caroline Walsh recently saw a performance of a men’s A Cappella chorus and was interested in having them at CCC for a fundraiser. Barbara will look into available dates.

Treasurer’s Report: Dwight reported that pledges are currently running $10,000 behind last year and expenses are in line with our plan. We are currently halfway through our fiscal year. Pledges tend to catch up towards the end of the fiscal year; it should be noted, however, that the end of our fiscal year is now in June.

Financial Secretary: Sue reported that she is currently learning the system that the Financial Secretary uses, and that she will possibly do some revisions if it would provide more useful information.

Moderator’s Report: Phil reported that the Search Committee is in full swing and several candidates have been interviewed. It was decided that our church profile should now be removed from the CCC website.

CCC Strategy mapping: Council has been working over the last several months to update our church’s strategy. Part of this process includes revising our by-laws, which have not been updated since 1993. Council then reviewed a proposed new outline of our by-laws extensively. Council members should e-mail any additional thoughts on the proposed revisions to Mike or Phil.

The next council meeting will take place on April 25th at7:00 P.M. The moderator adjourned the meeting at 8:45 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Lambe, Recording Clerk