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Church council minutes: December 15, 2020

Meeting called to order: Meeting called to order by Steve Johnson at 7:05 p.m.

Attendees Present: Don Morgan, David Leder, Pastor Andy, Alan Kjelland, Bonnie Pegel, Fred Kuenz, Jeff Anderson, Greg Hansen, Steve Johnson, Christie Gonwa, Kimberly Rowland, Pastor Mark, Debby Kinison, John Kunzman

Absent:Diane Opperman, Lisa Zube, Seth Roland

Also present: Alicia Dorsett, Administrator, Cathy Cowling, Consultant

Motion to approve the Discussion agenda by Christie Gonwa and seconded by Alan Kjelland. Passed on voice vote.

Pastor Andy opened with a prayer.

Consent Agenda motion by to approve Alan Kjelland and seconded by Debby Kinison. Approved on voice vote.

Pastor Andy led a discussion on Dwelling in the Word.

Steve Johnson and Cathy Cowling gave an update on the Governance Task force. A possibility of one year terms for each position of the 3 offices. President, vice-president and secretary with the possibility of being elected to those offices for up to 2 times. The executive committee would be elected by the council after the annual meeting. The size of the council was also discussed.

Pastor Andy suggested that in person worship will commence on Christmas eve with four services. Using the criteria from the data below is why he felt we could start in person worship again.

● We can hold Christmastime services if:

○ 12/13 to 12/19 seven-day new case total does not exceed 126 new cases (20% higher than 12/6 to 12/12 seven-day new case total of 105)
○ All prevention measures/protocols remain in place (the Covenant)
○ Services spread apart by at least 1 hour
○ Reservations required
○ Service time 45 minutes or less
○ No congregating before or after
○ Consider with candle light at the end – people light candles, spread out and can hum to the music.

Debby Kinison made a motion to approve the recommendation to start in person worship on Christmas eve and Boiine Pegel seconded the motion. Passed on voice vote.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

David Leder

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