MOUNT CROSS LUTHERAN CHURCH

41st Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, January 20th 2008

 

 

CALL TO ORDER AND WELCOME: by Herb Holler at 5:38 pm

 

OPENING DEVOTIONS AND PRAYER: by Pastor John

 

2007 ANNUAL MEETING NOTES: Motion to accept minutes seconded.  Motion was unanimously approved.   It was requested that the 2007 minutes be amended by adding the names of the elected members to the various committees and to switch the order of the new and old business as it appeared in the minutes.  Motion was made and seconded for the amended changes to the minutes 2007.  Motion was approved.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF 2007 ANNUAL REPORT

Motion to accept the written reports was made and seconded.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE-BY LAW CHANGE: Motion was made and seconded by the congregation to close the ballot for approval.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

PROPOSED TEXT TO BE ADDED (ALL CAPS); proposed text to be removed (underlined)

 

 

 

Committee Membership

The committee shall consist of five ELECTED members AND ONE MEMBER [OF COUNCIL] APPOINTED BY COUNCIL ACTING AS LIAISON TO COUNCIL, all of whom shall be

voting members of Mount Cross Lutheran Church. Except as herein limited, the term of each member shall be three (3) years, AND THE TERM OF THE APPOINTED MEMBER SHALL BE ONE (1) YEAR. Upon adoption of this resolution by the congregation, it shall elect five (5) members to the Committee: two (2) for a term of three (3) years: two (2) for a term of two (2) years, and one (1) for a term of one (1) year. Thereafter, At each annual meeting, the congregation shall elect the necessary number for a term of three (3) years. No member shall serve more than two consecutive three (3) year terms. After a lapse of one (1) year, former Committee members may be re‑elected. A pastor and the president and/or vice president of the church council shall be an advisory member of the Committee. The church council of the congregation shall nominate the Committee, which shall report at the annual congregational meeting in the same manner as other offices and committees. In the event of a vacancy on the Committee, the church council shall appoint a member to fill the vacancy until the next annual meeting of the congregation, at which time the congregation shall elect a member to fill the term of the vacancy.

 

MUTUAL MINISTRY COMMITTEE: Pastor’s statement for 2008.  The pastor’s 2008 statements are outlined in the annual report and also can be found on the church website.  A motion was made and seconded to approve the pastors and the congregations’ statement for 2008.  The motion was passed unanimously.

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE: Progress report by Pastor John   “The Vision Tree”

 

PROPERTY COMMITTEE:  New roof for the old building.  Motion was made and seconded by the congregation to reform the raise the roof committee.  The motion was unanimously approved.  Herb Holler asked the congregation for members of the church to volunteer to join the committee.  Several members asked questions, but no one stepped up to join.

 

PRESENTATION OF THE 2008 BUDGET: given by Bob Winters

Motion was made and seconded by the congregation to accept the 2008 budget.  The congregation voted unanimously to approve the budget  

 

ELECTIONS:

̃     Church Council: Diana Hagen, Paul Fickenscher, Josh Graziani, Gwen Gathercoal, Linette Angelastro, Bob Brundage.  (Note: The mount Cross youth group elected Michael Fickenscher to serve as the Youth Rep to Council) Motion was made and seconded by the congregation to close the ballot for approval.  The motion was unanimously approved.

̃     Nominating Committee Motion: Caroline Hobbs, Herb Holler, Melinda Sheller, Geri Bradley, and Karen Gramacki.  Motion was made and seconded by the congregation to close the ballot for approval.  The motion was unanimously approved.

̃     Voting Members to Synod Assembly: Rick Gardner, Barbara Meyer, Judy Winters.  Motion was made and seconded by the congregation to close the ballot for approval.  The motion was unanimously approved.

̃     Mediation Board: Scott Ingram, Nils Rueckert, Kevin Churchill.  Motion was made and seconded by the congregation to close the ballot for approval.  The motion was unanimously approved.

̃     Audit Committee: Ris Anderson.  Motion was made and seconded by the congregation to close the ballot for approval.  The motion was unanimously approved.

 

OLD BUSINESS: No old business was discussed

 

NEW BUSINESS: 

·         It was discussed by the congregation to set-up a fund to anticipate major repairs to the church.  It was suggested that both strategic planning and finance committee consider this in the future.

·         It was discussed to bring back the pictures of the congregation a church directory.  Patti Stouch volunteered to head up the committee.

·         A motion was made to plan next year’s 2009 annual meeting on the Sunday between the NFL League Championships and the Super bowl.  Motion was made and enthusiastically seconded by the congregation. The motion was quickly and unanimously approved to get home to watch the last of the Packers/Giants game.

 

Closing prayer and blessing given by Pastor Erik.

 

The Annual meeting was adjourned at 6:40 pm

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Kevin Churchill Church Council Secretary