Church Council Meeting of July 1, 2020
First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
Hartland VT 05048
Tom Ramsey, Moderator, called the meeting to order at 7pm via Zoom.
There were 16 members present representing a quorum.
Pastor, Rev. Lucia Jackson: Opened the meeting with prayer.
Pastor’s Report: See attached report
Board of Christian Education, Mary Jo Ramsey
Treasurer, Linda Genovese – See attached report
Board of Deacons, – Carolyn Lee…See attached report
Board of Trustees, Patricia Richardson – See attached report.
Mission and Outreach Comm.- Karen Lewis and others: See attached report. #5
Search Committee: Dexter Cooper: See Attached report
Music Committee: Molly Delany: Committee has not met. No report.
Altar Committee – Martha McGlinn See attached report
Ladies Benevolent Society: Carol Williams: See attached report
Motion:Jon. Second:Connie to accept all reports as presented. Passed.
Old Business: Recent Webinar re reopening of churches. Connie reported. Many ideas have been circulated but overall recommendations are still being developed. Arnie : air circulation will be a very critical consideration. Jane suggested that some form of distance participation (zoom) may still be necessary for compromised individuals. An idea for an outdoor service was discussed…no conclusion. The committee will meet again next week to consider this. Jon reported that some local churches are holding services with social distancing and limiting numbers. Q..Tom is there a concensus about re-opening…only after more study..each church situation will be different. Cindy…expessed hope that people without a computer can be assisted to join in.
Stewardship, Jon has researched and is contacting companies for donations. Q…timeline? Some in July, some later, some on an as needed basis.
Discussions and ideas re Roast Beef Suppers are being discussed.
New Business: Mission and Outreach…discussed the idea of placing lawn signs re Black Lives Matter and other social justice concerns. Concensus… a good idea to affirm multiple calls for justice and beliefs. Should be easy to read. There was no disagreement. Lucia will acquire some examples.
Announcements: Thanks to Martha for providing flowers for the church service.
Next Church Council Meeting will be in October.
Motion: Jon Second: Darryl Motion to adjourn . Passed.The meeting was adjourned at 7:45p.
Joseph Reilly, Clerk.