Parish Council Minute Summary May 4, 2021

Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN
Parish Council Meeting Summary, meeting of May 4, 2021 (by Zoom)
Minutes prepared by Amber Ford, summary by Daniel Yoder

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

Financial Report

  • April contributions were about $5700 over expenses


  • the 2021 budget was shared
  • included a cost of living increase
  • also included a retirement match up to 3% for employees making over $10k / year
  • we are now at the target 10% tithe to ADOTS-ACNA, for a budgeted $30k
  • the Ministry Initiatives include $6k for sabbatical expenses
  • the PC unanimously approved the proposed budget
  • the PC also approved paying off the remaining building loan (about $54k)


  • The Covid task force recommends that Sunday services be a single service outdoors (weather permitting) through June 13, moving indoors on June 20. Current plans are to remain masked but to remove distancing requirements
  • outdoor service attendance has been rising, with 220 at the service last Sunday. Moving indoors may necessitate going to two services
  • for indoor services, we will likely maintain a Zoom option for the foreseeable future

Other Business

  • approved a $400 donation to Belle Morris for their end-of-year gift to teachers

Aaron closed the meeting with prayer.

Next meeting 7:30 pm Tuesday June 1 in the Commons or by Zoom.

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