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September 6, 2022


August (discussion notes)- Deacons and governing board voted to hire Brock Henderson as an Associate/Youth Pastor. 


A job description has been created and approved by the Governing Council.


July meeting discussed- Refresh with Governing board the 5 Fold ministry (breakfast) today and discussed how it is going (tweak if needed)


It was also discussed to have an all teams meeting follow-up ASAP and share with the leadership/ministries the 5 fold ministry and the Elders vision for it. This is to insure everyone is made aware of the vision for adding breakfast to our service.


We are looking into alternating times for men’s group.


We also voted to donate to the Prison Ministry at a cost of $150.00 dollars per prisoner.  (2 prisoners) this would be a total donation of $300.00.

The governing council was also asked to speak with Children’s ministry team, which tool place on   9-15-22. It was reported that the team is on board with moving forward with children’s worship.  The deacons shared with the children’s ministry team that the deacons would like to see the curriculum before moving forward with the program.  .


Children’s church leaders are very worried about having enough teachers if the classes continue to grow. 


They are planning to restart September 11th.



1. Sound professional hire to fix sound issues, work day was completed to prepare for this.

2. Robert was Nominated to oversee the worship team

3. Worship team had decided to start hosting monthly worship nights

Chris Gernovich-

1.Nursery workers needed for new mom's group


1. Church wills till be taking place on Christmas, will be a shortened service

2. Nov 20th is reserved for the Pie auction


1. Fundraising team has been built

2. Goal- Fundraiser every 3 months

3. Approval to start forming an evangelism team



1. Missions loan to Romania trip has been paid in full

2. Donation was given to the church for a project of our choice and a proposal for new church signs was made

              A. Quote for signs: $1,085

              B. Vote to move forward with signs: All in favor


1. Steves seamless gutters is supposed to come fix downspouts on the building

2.Proposal to paint drylock sealant on areas of building where water is seeping through the brick- Passed

3. Proposal to rent lift and fix the damaged fascia- Passed


1. Job description for worship pastor discussed

              A. Pastor Robert Corey has been placed as the new worship pastor, effective immediately

2. Proposal to remove the back pews to encourage children to worship and not congregate in the back section of the church

3. Sandy Henderson will go to the children's ministry to discuss curriculum for children worship

Sozo Ministry-

1. Team is partnering with Vanguard Church in buffalo for oversight and training resources


Pastor Al-

1. Discussion was held on who we are as a Church


1. Partitions were purchased for downstairs restrooms

2. Further renovations on basement restrooms to come

Sozo Ministry-

1. Booked until January


1. Fascia has been fixed

2. Signs have been built


1. Tickets will be purchased for pastors to attend black tie gala to support The Camp At Findley

2. Right now media has been donated to the church to utilize for discipleship and ministries within the church, Brock Henderson will announce to church.


  1. Financial Report​

    1. Pastor Al will help define and clarify the role of fiscal team

    2. Council decisions will be sent directly to Erika after each meeting

  2. Bathrooms in basement

    1. Partitions purchased

    2. Discussion held about remodeling bathrooms

      1. Leveling floors

      2. Paint

      3. Fixing and hiding pipes

      4. Discussion held to hire Nate Myers’s for 2 days to do the work

      5. Chris, Sandy, Tali, Patty will make the design decisions

      6. No purchase made yet

  3. Schedule all teams meeting

    1. Date to be determined

  4. Bulletins

    1. Discussion held about phasing out bulletins. (No decision made)

    2. Discussion held about developing a phone app

  5. Men’s Group

    1. Additional group being formed 2 times a month in the mornings at Joels coffee shop

  6. Randy Trythall will have a ten minute slot when he returns from Zambia to give an update

  7. Breath womens group will be starting soon (To be announced)


  1. Will look at safety suggestions presented by David and will meet at another time about them

  2. Bathrooms in basement have been designed and approved and will be worked on this month

  3. Was voted on to help fund Brock’s pastoral education

  4. The Current Outreach team has decided to dissolve, but current duties they hold will be overseen by the deacons but continued to be carried out by those who are currently leading them, I.E. pantry, baskets, funerals etc. 

  5. Thyme will now handle “gifts of encouragement” and “baskets”

  6. Former Outreach team budget will be absorbed by Salt Reach Team for local outreach

  7. Jean Powles and Penny Hetrick will continue to oversee funeral dinners finances will come from general fund as needed.

  8. Life Groups will start back first full week of march, potentially a second round to follow in April 

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