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Catching Up With the Council- September 2023

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The Faith Lutheran Church Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday September 12, 2023. The opening devotion was titled “Permission To Rest” a reminder that God gives us permission to both work and rest; member talked about the hurdles we face in keeping the sabbath and benefits of taking a break.

The council was happy to Welcome back Pastor John to the meeting and hear some of his stories from the summer and observations while away. There was a great deal of excitement around the Sunday, September 10 service with music from Fred and JD Steele, a full sanctuary, and lots of excited children ready for Sunday School. A lot of time was spent reflecting on the positive things going on at Faith over the summer.

Other discussion points for the night included:

  • There has been a very large positive response to Faith Feeds Our Neighbor. Over 1800 lbs of food have been collected this year to support our neighbors in need.
  • The council reviewed and approved the financial statements for June, July, and August.
  • The strategic planning document was reviewed based on updates in last month's meeting. A small group will be formed to turn the high-level strategic goals into more specific actionable goals.
  • The council spent time discussing the feedback received over the summer on the single-service model. A new model was discussed of a single 9 a.m. service with a 10:30 bible study opportunity with the gym open for kids. Look for more communication from Pastor John in the coming weeks.

The next scheduled meeting is set for Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 6:30. Feel free to contact any council members with questions.