Parish Council Minutes Summary, December 8, 2020

Old North Abbey, Knoxville, TN
Parish Council Meeting Summary, meeting of December 8, 2020 (by Zoom)
Minutes prepared by Amber Ford, summary by Daniel Yoder

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

Business carried out via email between meetings (requires unanimous approval)

  • on 11/14 the PC approved expenditure of $3400 for AV equipment
  • on 11/25 the PC approved expenditure of $15k for carpet and flooring. This has been generally approved beforehand, but the actual amount was unknown

Financial Report

  • Net income (contributions minus expenses) YTD is about $39k
  • Contributions YTD are $243k, compared to $230k in budget


  • carpet and flooring installation will begin soon
  • had a minor HVAC repair of the main unit to provide better heating
  • the Office unit appears to provide heating, but not AC

Worship Services

  • have now had two indoor worship services. Covid restrictions certainly make it feel sparse and different
  • for last Sunday had a total of about 75 people in the two services, so may consider going to one. May try several options to see what works best
  • the Christmas service will be outdoors at 5:00 pm

Other items

  • we have ordination processes beginning for one Deacon and one Priest
  • the Budget Committee has met and will present their completed budget at the next meeting. This includes a part-time position to work with the older children
  • Aaron raised the idea of a name change to better reflect who we are

Next meeting 7:30 pm Tuesday January 5 in the Commons or by Zoom.

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