Session Meeting on May 21, 2018


The meeting was called to order by Rev. Jim Gates at 06:33 P.M. and opened with prayer.   Bob Warner delivered our devotion from the devotions by Oswald Chambers.   Gary Freels, Sharon Maltby and Jeff Gramling were excused.
Members of our incoming elders were present and given a voice, but no vote.  (Bob Gebauer, Julie Nelson, Lori Kibler and Kari Kufahl.) Each one shared their faith statements and examinations were sustained for each.
Minutes from the previous Session Meetings were approved.
Dan Luessenhop gave the treasure’s report which reflects a net surplus for the month of $1,400 through April 30th.

Rolls and Registers:
Membership is currently 554. Baptisms requested:  Tesla May Gebauer on July 8th and Brantley John Wanta on June 10th.
A Session meeting was scheduled on May 27th to accept new members Tom and Gail Daman and Terri and Paul Goldsworthy, and Kim Salyers.  In Home Communion is scheduled for June 6th.

Capital Campaign Committee: 
Many details will be in the newsletter.  Our mortgage is down to about $350K. We are on track for our pledge giving, but we will also start construction before all the money comes in, so we will no doubt be coming to Session to ask to tap into line of credit funds.  We would like the old Sanctuary to be empty by the end of this month.  We have everything spoken for.  Then deconstruction will begin in June.  Mark hopes to have the plans reviewed by the State by July 18th.  He is checking to confirm that the city does not have to clear the plans as well.

Motion:  To approve Jim’s vacations:  June 26-28th, and July 30-Aug 6th and Aug 11-18th.  (Tom/Bob)
Motion: To move the Session Meeting from June 18th to June 25th because Jim will be in Haiti on June 18th. 
Minutes from all Committee reports were accepted as written with a note that Deacons are now meeting on the First Tuesday of the month.
The session went into a closed meeting to discuss staff issues with the Chairman of the Personnel Committee (Jean Rogers) present – given voice without vote.

Meeting was adjourned at 9:15 PM