Zion UCC Consistory Minutes

Monday June 27th, 2022


Present: Cathy Eckman, Julie Fisher, Steph Holland, Geordan Vincent, Cleo Balliet, and Dave Koch

Also Present: Gail Klemka

Present via Zoom: Dave Riegel, Macie Hourt

Absent: Pastor Frey

Meeting called to order at 7:05pm.

Visitors: No visitors.

Communications: No communications.

Finance Committee: Finance committee met June 13th. Received minutes and May financial report.

Motion to accept finance report made by Steph, seconded by Dave K.

Mission Outreach Ministry: Family Fun Night held on June 24th. $70 leftover to be donated to golf tournament. Received meeting minutes.

Motion to accept all committee reports made by Geordan, seconded by Julie.

Old Business:


  1. Fundraisers
    1. Yard sale – Held on June 25th
    2. Lottery/monthly
    3. Reviewed possibility of yearly calendar. Dave K. brought calendar as an example.
    4. Clam bake idea still on the agenda but will consider at a later date
    5. Consistory voted and approved rental use of the gym for wrestling. Consistory approved via text message.
  1. Dave R. working to secure a speaker for the fifth Sunday in October. Pastor Frey receptive to idea of every fifth Sunday.

New Business:


  1. Extensive discussion on topic of attendance and financial impact.
    1. Letter received from Dennis Blocker. Discussed review of rental policies.
    2. Reviewed ideas to increase numbers.
    3. Discussed idea of sending letter to ALL members. Reviewed example letters.
    4. Facebook Live – continue or discontinue? Investigate Instagram. Facebook is used heavily and shared to community pages. Discussed possibility of utilizing Instagram or other sites which are used by younger age groups.
    5. Macie to investigate Larose’s youth fun night for beginning of August. Set up second event (movie night) to advertise/invite after Larose’s and lead into Sunday School.
    6. Discussed possible things younger members or potential members may be looking for in church and what “active” churches may be doing differently. Looking for younger members’ input.
  2. Bringing back recognition Sundays, would like to set up for August with Doyle Heffley (ZOW). Group for September?
  3. Door Security Proposal put on hold.
  4. Discussed idea of “Rally Day” or “Back to Church” Sunday, send invitations via some form of mail.
  5. Choir to sponsor breakfast fundraiser.
  6. Narthex Gathering Hosting to continue, trying to stick to every third Sunday.


Good of the Church: Golf tournament. Country fair September 24th from 9-2. Volunteers needed for bingo. Franklin Lions Club donated $1,000 to food pantry.

Resolution of Respect: No resolutions of respect.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm by Geordan, seconded by Dave K.

Next meeting scheduled for September 26th, 2022 at 7:00pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Macie R. Hourt