Church Council Minutes

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tom Van Bruggen called to order the Church Council of Calvary Lutheran Church at 5:30 PM on 11/12/2019.
The following members were present: Pastor Steve Norby, Tom Van Bruggen, Wayne Pearson, Jamie Linkowitz, Dana Kocka, Harry Wenner, Stuart Larson, Mark Harmon, John Cook, and Sonda Tolle.
Agenda-M/S/P 1st Harry, 2nd Mark.
Secretary Minutes, M/S/P 1st Harry, 2nd Stuart.  Treasure Report, M/S/P to approve as presented. 1st Mark, 2nd John.
a) Girl Scout Troop has asked to use our space for a “lock in” during January or February. This request is supported by the council. Dana is also planning a “lock in” for the youth in January.
b) Parking Lot Fund. We need to keep this account for future expenses such as re-surfacing.
c) Funding Options for Sanctuary Monitors. There are several funds that are inactive. Motion to transfer monies from the following accounts to the AV account. Stained Glass, Concordia Concert, Defibrillator, and Scholarship. Motion 1st Mark, 2nd Stuart. Motion passed. Thrivent has also donated $750 dollars for the monitors. The balance due will come from the Capital Expense Account.
d) Play Area for the Sanctuary. Family Ministry proposes a family corner in the sanctuary. This was also approved by the Worship Core. The chairs would be rearranged. An area rug added and quiet play activities provided for families of young children. Motion to approve this concept. 1st Mark, 2nd Jamie. Motion passed.
e) Habitat for Humanity Meals. Marlene Seach is organizing one meal from Calvary on 11/20, Dana is also exploring the youth providing a meal and stated if any other core would like to assist we welcome your assistance. You may also contact Karen at 218-454-7020.
a) Caring and Outreach–Stuart Larson brought forward a request from the Caring & Outreach Core to approach the congregation to support a challenge during the month of December called 40 acts of love. The council supports this challenge. 
b) Family Ministry-Jamie Linkowitz-Suds for Service is going very well, we are helping many families. Exploring what would need to be done to support a Spanish speaking church service at Calvary. 
c) Finance Ministry-Harry Wenner–expecting an operational deficit but may be less than anticipated. Working on the 2020 spending guide. All cores to give 2020 budget requests to Wayne by November 30th. 
d) Learning Ministry–Dana Kocka-Will give 3rd graders their bibles at the beginning of the school year instead of at the first of the New Year, starting in 2020.  
e) Resources Ministry-Tony Kohrs-Requesting a price for a new Calvary sign. Discussed how slippery the new parking lot is when the temperature is at the freezing mark, please walk carefully.  
f) Worship Ministry-John Cook-Purchased an advent devotional guide called Advent is a Season of Waiting. Exploring training assistants for lay ministry. This is another opportunity for members to be involved.  
g) Youth Ministry-Dana Kocka–the high school kids are really stepping up to be leaders, Dana is very impressed with their leadership. 
Tom Van Bruggen adjourned the meeting at 6:45 PM. Motion to adjourn 1st Mark, 2nd Stuart. Motion passed. Followed by the Lord’s Prayer.
Minutes submitted by:
Sonda Tolle



Calvary Council Members

Thomas Van Bruggen, President 612-850-7085 
Stuart Larson, President Elect 701-430-7466
Mark Harmon, Past President 317-796-8529
David Simmons, Caring & Outreach 218-255-1522
Glenn Anderson, Caring & Outreach 218-699-3962 Jamie Linkowitz, Family Ministry 612-715-2541
Kami Johnson, Family Ministry 218-237-8812
Harry Wenner, Finance 218-564-5002
Linda Becker, Learning 218-573-2207
Tony Kohrs, Resource 218-732-8293
John Cook, Worship 218-232-5705
Jennifer Michaelson, Youth 218-616-2787  
Sonda Tolle, Secretary 218-252-4318
Wayne Pearson, Treasurer 651-206-3673
Financial Secretary

Annual Reports:

Annual Report 18′

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