FMUU Church News and Updates

From the Board of Directors

Summary of Board Minutes July-October

 

July

  • Income is down $3000, most likely due to lack of in-person services. 

  • AV installation has been stalled due to a mess left by our “squatter” squirrels.

  • Karen Van Fossan has been selected as our part-time minister. Office space and equipment will be needed.

  • Claudia English has accepted the Treasurer position on the Board, replacing Elwyn Krogh; Bill Thomas is the new Board Chair.

  • A summer Board retreat is in the planning stages.

  • Starting August 1 the Sanctuary will be available for small group meetings with social distancing and masks.

  • Diane Krogh has requested that memorial monies be used to purchase an AED for the church. FM Ambulance is willing to train people in proper use.

 

August

  • Our finances are stable. There are some concerns about paying for AV upgrade. A letter requesting donations for this bill will be sent out. 

  • The Change for Change deposit was $494, ¼ goes to children’s social justice projects and the remainder goes to the Social Justice Council.

  • Elwyn Krogh’s funeral will take place when we are again able to meet in person.

  • Several vacancies need to be filled: Place and People chairs, one Board member, Member Services position and Religious Education leader.

  • Jessica Bobb resigned as Office Manager; Laurie Baker has agreed to be the interim OM.

  • Jon Tiedeman will take care of building issues until a Place committee chair is found.

September/October 

  • Financials: Church income is steady. $6000 has been donated for the AV system. Carpet cleaning was $455, furnace repair was $809, Church Windows upgrade was $125. Checking account balance - $34,216.

  • Care team members Karen Van Fossan, Jessica Jensen, Claudette Peterson have made contacts, provided meals and Zoom help.

  • Children’s RE – Zoom Family Chapel Program twice a month is being discussed.

  • Bill Thomas will approach a list of folks to fill the Board and Stewardship positions.

  • Claudette Peterson leaves Program Chair position to concentrate on the Care Team. Bill Thomas will seek a new Chair.

  • Jon Tiedeman continues to volunteer his time for building issues, with Skip Wood, Les Hazlett and Chad Karstenson willing to help on larger projects.

  • Ways to communicate with congregation regarding Board meeting were discussed. Ruth Morton will write summaries for the newsletter or the weekly blast.

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