ZION UCC

CONSISTORY

September 27, 2017

 

Elders present:  John Lopata, Tammy Green, Dennis Blocker, and Barry Fisher

Deacons present:  Nancy Koch, Cindy Mengel-Smith, Tim Fritz, Bob Schaeffer, and Chris Remaley

Absent:  Judy Greig and Cleo Balliet

Also, present:  Pastor Bannerman and Gail Klemka

Meeting was called to order with prayer by Pastor Bannerman at 7:05 p.m.

All motions recorded in these minutes were approved unanimously by this Consistory unless noted

otherwise.

COMMUNICATIONS:

-Dylan & Gavin – Zion Snow Flake 5K Walk & Run – will be held on December 9, 2017 in conjunction with the World-Wide Children’s day the 2nd Sunday of December.  They will use the building December 7 & 8th.  Donation to cover the rent has been received.  Compassionate Friends will host the World-Wide Children’s Service on December 10th @ 6:30. Refreshments will be held after in the dining room.  Motion by Barry Fisher, seconded by John Lopata for Compassionate Friends to hold a movie night on Sunday, November 12, 2017

-Dr. Bonnie Bates – new conference minister, meet and greet on October 8 in Allentown and October 22 in

Conygham.

CONSISTORY:  Motion by Tim Fritz, seconded by Dennis Blocker to accept the minutes. 

FINANCE COMMITTE REPORT:  2018 Budget - Budget was presented based on previous years.  There have been very few changes.  We will digest and vote on the budget being presented to the Congregation at our

October meeting.  Motion by Cindy Mengel-Smith, seconded by Nancy Koch to accept the Financial Report.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PERSONNEL:  Recommendation to hire a PT Custodian/Cleaner 29 hours/week @ $11.25/hour.  Work hours will be during church hours. Motion by Barry Fisher, seconded by Chris Remaley to hire pending a background check.  If a major project arises, Sy will be available.  Bob will follow-up writing a letter to the groups that utilize the church regarding cleaning up of areas being used (polite but tough).

PROPERTY COMMITTEE:  Property recommends all profits from the 2018 Lottery fundraiser will be

deposited into the Capital Building Checking Account.  Motion by Nancy Koch, seconded by Dennis Blocker.

Motion by Cindy Mengel-Smith, seconded by Tim Fritz to accept the committee reports.

PASTOR’S REPORT:  Motion by Cindy Mengel-Smith, seconded by Barry Fisher to accept the Pastor’s

report.

NEW BUSINESS:

-By-Law Change – exploring reducing the number of Consistory members from 12 to 8. 

-Consistory members break-off to committees

-Board of Christian Ed – considering having Junior Church/Sunday School during the church services

-Have Brad look at getting the sound system working better

Next Meeting will be held on October 25, 2017.

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Tim Fritz, seconded by Barry Fisher to adjourn the meeting.

Respectfully submitted,

Tammy Green