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ONA Parish Council Minutes Summary Oct. 16, 2018

Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN
Parish Council Meeting Summary, meeting of Oct. 16, 2018
Minutes prepared by Joy Guilford, summary by Daniel Yoder

Attendees: Aaron, Rachel, Brent, Daniel
Absent: Erik, Deborah, Sally
Clergy attending: Brad

Financial Report:
– no report
– approved $250 for upgrading Nursing Room

Facilities Report:
Lots of projects ongoing:
– Painting day was an amazing success. Rachel will send a thank-you on behalf of the Parish Council
– The kitchen leak appears stabilized; Daniel will do patching in preparation for later painting.
– Work on the Library is ongoing; Daniel will redo shelves.
– Redoing the sanctuary floors is still on hold.
– Replacing the upper air conditioning unit still on hold.
– Will begin cleaning out the downstairs office to allow it to be used.
– Basketball goal will be put up soon.

Recent events:
– Lake Day was great success.
– Bishop’s visit went well.
– Rex and Christy’s wedding went very well.

Upcoming events:
– Covenant Journey schedule
— Journey sessions 9am Sunday Oct. 21 and 28, 10am and noon Saturday Oct. 27, 6:30pm Wednesday Oct. 24
— childcare provided for the Wednesday and 2nd Sunday sessions
— Covenanting celebration evening Sunday Nov. 4
– Synod Nov. 2 & 3
– potluck and Parish Meeting after church Sunday Nov. 18
– Christ the King Sunday Nov. 25

Parish Council Selection:
– Nominating Committee has met and is proposing a slate of 6 to fill 6 empty seats
— slate and Parish Meeting must be announced at least two weeks beforehand
— Brad will write up a short summary about this for distribution in church

Aaron News and Notes
– Aaron’s pipe instructor will play for Christ the King Sunday
– clergy examining Godspeed program for study during Living Catechism

Next meeting 7:30 pm Tuesday Nov. 20 in upper meeting room.

ONA Parish Council Minutes Summary Sept. 19, 2017

Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN
Parish Council Meeting Summary, meeting of Sept. 19, 2017
Minutes prepared by Elisa Roberts, summary by Daniel Yoder

Attendees: Aaron, Brent, Daniel, Elisa, Erik, Rachael, Sally
Absent:  Deborah
Clergy attending:  Brad

Financial Report:
– August giving was well over-budget, and almost all from tithes
– building costs seem to have settled down somewhat
– online giving appears to expanding somewhat, but it is still not bringing in new donors
– Special Projects giving is still at almost $10k

Facilities Report:
– Gregg Baird and Josh Casada are planning on renting a manlift and repainting the steeple
– Aaron and some architects looked at the sanctuary and will soon have some plans for renovation
– Aaron is primary insurance contact, so will check on whether having alarm monitoring will reduce cost
– Daniel to talk with SA group about perhaps painting their room

Fall Plans:
– Erik will start to lay out plans for fall Covenant Journey during October
– 3 sessions: 1 Discovery (followed immediately by a Journey); 2 other Journey; Covenanting after Sunday service
– perhaps can do Journey sessions on Sunday since have space?
– perhaps have members anoint each other?
– Aaron to contact Hannah Holder Weston about new covenant
-Lake Day is scheduled for Oct 1; Daniel to arrange for portables, Nancy Moorman for food and water
– Aaron suggested sending Colin and Elisa as lay delegates to Synod; approved by PC
– ONA Congregational Meeting early November; no need for PC elections
– website development continuing
– Living Catechism starts Wed. Sept. 27; trying to increase attendance

Next meeting Tuesday Oct. 17, 7:00pm at church