Parish Council Meeting Summary October 6, 2020

Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN
Parish Council Meeting Summary, meeting of October, 2020 (by Zoom)
Minutes prepared by Daniel Yoder, summary by Daniel Yoder

Attendees: Aaron, Brent, Charleen, Daniel, Gregg, Mary, Rusty, Spencer
Absent: Amber
Clergy attending: Joy

Financial Report


  • Nov. 29 target for moving indoors, but no childcare at that point
  • Aaron will pursue getting the carpeting replaced before then
  • Aaron and Nick will continue working on the office rooms
  • would like to have an outdoor workday to prepare for winter
  • Daniel will check on high-efficiency filters for HVAC

Worship Service

  • will stay in current mode through Nov. 22, Nov. 29 will be in new mode
  • most likely scenario will be two services, most likely both in the morning with maximum of 80 people
    — one would be zoomed or recorded
    — will need to be masked and distanced
    — volunteer crew will clean between
    — much discussion of seating by family or pod, singing at one or both, etc.
  • will revisit at next meeting

Fall planning

  • Bishop visit Oct. 25
  • Covenant Ceremony (outdoor in-person service) Nov. 1 @ 4:30
  • Synod (virtual) Nov. 6 & 7; Rusty & Spencer will attend 10 am Business Meeting Nov. 7
  • Parish Meeting (virtual) Nov. 15 @ 4:30
  • Baptisms at outdoor worship services Nov. 1 and Nov. 22
  • PC approved expenditure for Joy to develop Children’s book for Advent
  • Gregg offered to lead Advent evening prayer; approved by PC

Next meeting 7:30 pm Tuesday November 3 in the Commons or by Zoom.

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