January 27, 2020



Present:  Cleo Balliet, Chris Remaley, Cathy Eckman, Barry Fisher, Dennis Blocker, Stephanie Holland, David Riegel and Tammy Green.

Also, present Gail Klemka and Pastor Dean Frey.

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with a devotion by Pastor Frey.

VISITORS:  Bob Schaeffer on behalf of the small games of chance fund.  There will be a transfer made in the amount of $22,512.39 to the general fund to cover the 2019 deficit. 


CONSISTORY:  Motion by Barry Fisher, seconded by Dave Riegel to approve the Re-Organizational minutes from January.


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

PASTORS REPORT:  Verbal report given; written report will be supplied for all future meetings.  This month was an unusual month with several deaths.  Pastor is starting to visit the list he was supplied of several inactive members.  Pastor has a process to examine the Congregation to see where we are going.  (Ken will supply us copies).  Thursday evening worship has low attendance.  Pastor would like to start a Bible Study for all ages during Lent.  This would be interaction for ALL ages.  Motion by Dennis Blocker, seconded by Stephanie Holland to accept the Pastor’s report.



FINANCIAL INVESTMENT COMMITTEE:  Looking at moving monies into a liquid account.  There will be an increase in the monthly distribution from $1200 to $1400 to the general fund from the investments.  General trust will no longer need to support Mission Outreach since they have their own account.

PROPERTY:  Door quote has been received, $23,700.  Toilets in the ladies’ room downstairs are being replaced.  LED lights are being changed as monies are received.  Septic system is being monitored. 

SPIRITUAL COUNCIL:  The Elders will meet with Pastor quarterly unless a need arises.

BOCE:  We need Sunday School teachers as well as a Co-Chair.


Motion by Dennis Blocker, seconded by Barry Fisher to accept the committee reports.


-Calendar of Events

            April – Fish Frey; August – Golf Tournament; October – Roast Beef Dinner (choir);

            November – Country Fair.

We are looking for other ideas:  Soup Sale, Spring Bizarre, Clam Bake, Pork & Sauerkraut.  Dave will do research on a clam bake.

-Advertising in the bulletin – business listings, items for sale, help needed.  Denny will talk to Kenny to see if he would still be interested in doing the work involved.

-Motion by Barry Fisher, seconded by Dave Riegel to proceed with members using the signage for special occasions – Anniversaries, Birthday’s, Weddings, Births.  We would require a donation from the member placing the add.


-Cathy will be writing a Revitalization letter challenging members to get involved.

-We will honor a group from within our Church each month. Example:  Kitchen Crew, Altar Guild, Scholarship, Visitation, etc.

-We will look into inviting the children from the bus stop along with our Sunday school children for a special day/night for fun and fellowship.  This could be an opportunity for an open house to the parents.

-Motion by Dave Riegel, seconded by Dennis Blocker to put an ad in the ZOW Program at a cost of $60.00.  Pastor Frey has graciously paid for the ad.

-Clark has lifting restrictions.  Thanks to Cathy and her family for snow removal last storm.  We will continue to look for volunteers to help with any future snow or ice removal.

-Congregational Meeting will be held on February 9, bring your favorite covered dish.

-We will need to look into the salary/benefit package of the Office Manager and a job description.  Gail Klemka will talk to Kenny.

-Bev Moser will represent Zion at World Day of Prayer which will be held on March 5th.

-Dennis Blocker, along with Gail Klemka will look for the clarification regarding the percent of undesignated monies distributed to Mission.

-Dave Riegel will spearhead a night of Revival.  This would be held at the Amplitheater.

-Can we live stream the Church services?

-Daughters of Zion will have a quilt in church for sale.

-Gail Klemka will also be looking for coloring book donations for the children who attend the summer lunch program.


-ZOW – Mary Poppins


-Elaine Dunkle, Bart Fritzinger, Verdell Felter and Marilyn Rogers

ADJOURNMENT:  Motion by Barry Fisher, seconded by Dennis Blocker to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.

Next meeting February 24 at 7:00.

Respectfully submitted,

Tammy Green