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Parish Council Meeting Summary Sept. 6, 2021

Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN
Parish Council Meeting Summary, meeting of Sept 6, 2021
Minutes prepared by Amber Ford, summary by Daniel Yoder

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

Financial Report

  • Year-to-date giving exceeds expenditures by a significant amount, and is over-budget by about $48k. Spending is under-budget
  • the Council voted unanimously to transfer book-keeping and account responsibilities from Deborah Broome to Jean Hartley (Hartley Tax and Accounting, LLC)

Fall Schedule

  • the Covenanting Service will take place on Nov. 1. Nick will check on the status of the new covenant document
  • the Parish Business Meeting will take place on Nov. 14

Parish Council Nominations

  • 4 members are rolling off: Daniel and Brent are term-limited, Spencer is being ordained into the clergy, and Amber has decided not to re-up. The Council shared a list of about 10-12 possible candidates for the Nominating Committee to consider

General Finances

  • the Council discussed who should have signature and/or credit card access to the accounts, and how the role of Treasurer should be handled in moving to Hartley
  • Spencer and Nick both suggested Aaron as the primary account administrator
  • this will be discussed further as new members come into the Council, since they will be responsible for the structure

Other Business

  • 40 people need to go through the Ministry Safe training. The Council approved expenditure of up to $1000 for this.
  • a quarterly allotment of $100 was approved for use in supporting gatherings of ONA women
  • Nick compiled a list of those who have keys to the building

Nick closed the meeting with prayer.

Next meeting 7:30 pm Monday October 18 in the Commons

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