November 1, 2017
Elders present: John Lopata, Tammy Green, Dennis Blocker, and Barry Fisher
Deacons present: Judy Greig, Tim Fritz, Chris Remaley, Nancy Koch, Bob Schaeffer, Cindy Mengel-Smith
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.
-Karalyn Dietrich – With the current drug epidemic, she is looking to hold 12 step meetings – Narcotics Anonymous on Monday evenings 6 pm – 9 pm. Meeting will be (1) hour with setup and cleanup. Motion by Cindy Mengel-Smith, seconded by Tim Fritz to hold meetings, (1) opposed. We will need an insurance certificate. $100 deposit required, $50/month rental for the first (6) months and then we will re-evaluate.
-Adopt a Christmas Tree – Lehighton Park. Decorating Dec 1 & Dec 2 – 10 to 6 and Dec 3 – 10 to 1. 2:00 will be test lighting and 6:00 p.m. will be the lighting of the trees. LED lights, all weather extension cord. $40.00 fee will be paid for by Bob. We will need donations of lights, beads, garland.
CONSISTORY: Motion by John Lopata, seconded by Barry Fisher to accept the minutes.
FINANCE COMMITTE REPORT: Dishwasher Purchases – see new business. Motion by Tim Fritz, seconded by John Lopata to accept the Finance Committee reports.
BOCE: Effective January 7, 2018, Sunday School will be changed from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Children will attend Church until after the Children’s message and will be dismissed to the classroom for their lesson. Adult Sunday School and Confirmation will stay the same. Motion by John Lopata, seconded by Barry Fisher. December 10 will be the hanging of the greens and December 17 will be a Congregation Christmas Pageant.
PROPERTY COMMITTEE: Slate of the roof. John will reach out to the roofing companies to confirm if the quotes for roof replacement are still good. Motion by Cindy Mengel-Smith, seconded by Barry Fisher to put on Jacob’s ladder the purchase of 25 bulbs at a cost of $10/each.
WORSHIP COMMITTEE: Christmas Eve Services are as follows: 4:00 p.m. will be the early service and 10:00 p.m. will be late service.
Motion by Tim Fritz, seconded by Judy Greig to accept the committee reports.
PASTOR’S REPORT: Motion by Nancy Koch, seconded by Judy Greig to accept the Pastor’s report.
-Congregational Meeting will be held on November 19, 2017.
*Reductions in number of Consistory Members. (3) Elders and (5) Deacons
*Christmas Services – time change
-Motion by Cindy Mengel-Smith, seconded by Dennis Blocker to reduce the OCWM from $7,200 to $3,000.
-Recommendation by Cindy Mengel-Smith, seconded by John Lopata to send the 2018 Budget to the Congregational Meeting on November 19.
-Recommendation to move the surplus from the Investment Trust General and the Investment Trust Mission Outreach Fund to the Capital Improvement Building Checking. Motion by John Lopata, seconded by Tim Fritz. (1) opposed.
-Motion by Cindy Mengel-Smith, seconded by John Lopata to purchase a Hobart dishwasher from the Restaurant Supply Store in the amount of $4,576.47. We will use $2,300 from Summer Lunch and $2,300 from the Feed A Neighbor accounts.
-Garage Rental – Dennis Blocker will get a sign to advertise the garage rental - $100/month.
-Rental policies – will need to look over in the near future.
Next Meeting will be held on November 29, 2017.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Tim Fritz, seconded by Barry Fisher to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 p.m.