Pastor Alm and all members were present. Pastor opened with prayer and a scripture reading from the 1st Chapter in Luke. Phil read the minutes of the November meeting. Ben read the minutes from the November 7th joint meeting submitted by Johnadene Winkelman. Arden presented the Treasurer’s Report for November. Sue moved to donate $250.00 to the local Salvation Army. Galen 2nd, motion carried. Old Business: Ben reported he had the Christmas candy and 2 boxes of apples ordered for Christmas Eve. New Business: There will be a potluck Christmas brunch at the church this Sunday, Dec 9th. We will go Christmas Caroling Sunday, Dec 16th. The Christmas Eve program will be at 6:00 pm. Pastor will put something together. Church will be held at 10:45 am starting January 6th for Weyerts. Annual Meeting dates: We will have our annual meeting and lunch Jan 20th and the UCP church will be Jan 27th. Weyerts will have church at 9:00 am and the UCP church will be at 10:45 on the 27th for their meeting. A budget meeting for the two board Treasurer’s will be held at some point to set up Pastor’s proposed salary package. Pastor handed out the Parish of the Plains Treasurer’s report for the month of November. With no further business, the meeting closed with the Lord’s Prayer. Phil Narjes, Secretary
United Church of the Plains
The Governing Board of the United Church of the Plains met Wednesday December 5, 2012 at Trinity parsonage site. Present were: Janet Waite, Colleen McKay, Wendell Draper, Deana Winkelman, & Johnadene Winkelman. Hannah Geller, Phil Flohr Weston McConnell, and Greg Vath were excused.
Also present were:
Moderator: Pastor Eric Alm
Parish Treasurer: Karen Larson
We opened with devotions led by Pastor.
The following items were on the agenda:
Minutes of the November Meeting, both Treasurers’ Reports, and Pastor’s Report were all approved.
The respective committees submitted their reports.
Pastor talked with Highlands Camp about Vacation Bible School and with Dixie Anders about having a joint Bible school with Light Memorial. They have offered to bring the Sidney group to Dalton each day so the Bible school can be held in Dalton. There is not a firm date set at this time.
Karen reported that six from the youth group went to Sullivan Hills for the retreat and all seemed to have a very good time.
Unfortunately the Grace sale did not go through.
Colleen will check on buying a small copier for the Presbyterian site since the one at that site is not working.
A group that used the parsonage site had Sharon clean before they used it. It was decided to have this done at least once a month since the building has a lot of use.
A man from Kimball presented the plan for the mission trip for 2014 at a Sunday service. It was reported that we have a couple of people interested in going.
Confirmation is underway and going well.
We discussed purchasing a camera to use with our TV screen for funerals, etc. since we are presently borrowing one. we voted to look into purchasing one.
Leon Kriesel has offered to donate a live Christmas tree for the sanctuary. We were very pleased with his offer and we will try to get it up before next Sunday.
Barb Reimers will come to the next meeting to discuss insurance.
Our annual meeting will be January 27 and we will see if we can switch worship times with Grace so we can go directly to the meeting after lunch. We will need to have reports turned in to Deana or Johnadene by January 13 so that the Annual Report can be printed before the meeting.
The meeting adjourned with prayer.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 2 at the parsonage. Communion Assistants and Offering Counters for December are Wendell & Phil and for January are Johnadene and Janet Waite.
Johnadene Winkelman, Clerk Respectfully submitted, Johnadene Winkelman, Clerk
United Church Women
UCW met December 16 2 9:30 AM. Bev opened the meeting with prayer and the purpose.
Minutes of the last meeting were given and approved. Treasurers report given and was accepted.
Motion made by Janet and seconded by Bev to nominate Connie Winkelman as our president for 2013. Unanimous vote for Connie was given by the group. Barb Reimers Vice President, Frances Miller Secretary, and Adalia McGuire will serve another term as Treasurer. Thank you to Bev for being a great President. Funeral lunch chairperson will be Trudy and Bernice. Thank you Karen for being chairperson of the funeral lunches. Great job well done.
Discussion held pertaining 2013 committees. Decided to have chairperson of the month next year. Sign up sheet was passed around the groups. Next meeting will be January 20 after church at the Presbyterian site.
Closed with the Lord’s Prayer. Frances Miller, Secretary