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Council minutes for August 14, 2018

Memorial United Church of Christ Council Meeting August 14, 2018 Present:  Janine Bessemer, Jacy Boldebuck, Sarah Fritz, Kris Gorton, Kelly Jetzer, Jan Klawitter, Rebecca Malke and Sue Webb Absent:  Ryan Estrella, Rita Elver and Jon Van Overbeke Guest:  Gary Johnson Jacy opened with a prayer. Jan made a motion to approve the June minutes. Sue seconded. Passed. Trustees Report Gary indicates that the solar project has received $41,300 in pledges and recommends any surplus be transferred to the Major Maintenance Fund. Vanguard investments have realized a $3,400 return thus fa...
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Council minutes for June 12, 2018

Memorial United Church of Christ Council Meeting June 12, 2018 Present:  Janine Bessemer, Rita Elver, Sarah Fritz, Kris Gorton, Jan Klawitter, Rebecca Malke, John Van Overbeke, and Sue Webb Absent:  Jacy Boldebuck, Ryan Estrella and Kelly Jetzer Pastor Kris opened with a meditation and a prayer for Mike Hay and his family. Jan made a motion to approve the May minutes. Sue seconded. Passed. Trustees Report John indicates that the Richard Tauburt estate from December 2015 has been settled adding $10,000 to endowment funds. The solar project has received $15,300 in pledges plus $...
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Council minutes for May 8, 2018

MUCC COUNCIL MEETING May 8, 2018   Present: Janine Bessemer, Jacy Boldebuck, Ryan Estrella, Sarah Fritz, Pastor Kris Gorton, Kelly Jetzer, Jan Klawitter Rebecca Malke, John Van Overbeke, and Sue Webb Absent: Rita Elver Jacy opened the meeting with a prayer. The Minutes for the April, 2018, meeting were moved for approval by Jan (after she pointed out a minor correction), which was seconded by Sue and passed. Old Business: An update about the solar system proposal was presented by Dean Baumgardner, who informed council that the application for a $10,000 “Solar for Good” gran...
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Council minutes for April 10, 2018

Memorial United Church of Christ Council Meeting April 10, 2018 Present: Jacy Boldebuck, Ryan Estrella, Sara Fritz, Kris Gorton, Kelly Jetzer, Rebecca Malke, John Van Overbeke, and Sue Webb Absent: Janine Bessemer, Rita Elver and Jan Klawitter Guests: John Rosch and Dean Baumgardner Pastor Kris opened with a prayer. Sarah made a motion to approve the March minutes. Kelly seconded. Passed. Solar Energy Grant Dean, for the Buildings & Grounds Committee, reports on a solar energy project for MUCC’s roof. The roof is strong enough to hold the equipment and is an excellent alternative...
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Council minutes for March 13, 2018

Memorial United Church of Christ Council Meeting March 13, 2018   Present:  Janine Bessemer, Jacy Boldebuck, Rita Elver, Ryan Estrella, Sara Fritz, Kris Gorton, Kelly Jetzer, Jan Klawitter, John Van Overbeke, and Sue Webb Absent:  Rebecca Malke Pastor Kris opened with a prayer. Jan made a motion to approve the January minutes and February minutes as adjusted. Sue seconded. Passed. Financial Report John indicates loose plate and non-pledge amounts have been lower than budgeted. Nevertheless, expenses have also been slightly under budget. Jan moved and Kelly seconded to ...
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Council minutes for February 13 , 2018

Memorial United Church of Christ Council Meeting February 13, 2018 Present:  Janine Bessemer, Jacy Boldebuck, Sara Fritz, Kelly Jetzer, Jan Klawitter, Rebecca Malke, John Van Overbeke, and Sue Webb Guest:  Tony Young Absent:  Rita Elver and Ryan Etrella Pastor Kris opened with a prayer. Welcomes Kelly Jetzer as a Council Member. Trustees Report Motion to approve a change in usage of $1,000. Instead of a new interviewing skill course, Council approved $1,000 for Open Doors for beds. $50,000 has been moved from Vanguard to MUCC. $10,000 of this will be invest now with the rem...
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Council minutes for January 9, 2018

Memorial United Church of Christ Council Meeting January 9, 2018 January minutes have been reconstructed using sources other than notes taken during the meeting. Present:  Janine Bessemer, Jacy Boldebuck, Ryan Estrella, Sara Fritz, Orion Jetzer, Jan Klawitter, Rebecca Malke, John Van Overbeke, and Sue Webb Guest:  Gary Johnson Absent:  Rita Elver Pastor Kris opened with a prayer. Approved the revised minutes of December 12, 2017. Trustees Report Council approved $1,000 of Endowment Funds for Bright Stars of Bethlehem. This will be added to the $2,600 raised by the Cookie...
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Council minutes for December 12, 2017

Present:  Janine Bessemer, Jacy Boldebuck, Ryan Estrella, Sara Fritz, Rita Elver, Cathy Halpin, Orion Jetzer, Jan Klawitter, Rebecca Malke, John Van Overbeke, and Sue Webb Absent:  None Pastor Kris opened with a reflection on Advent and discussed creating a place to discuss emotional subjects occurring in the United States. Kris also made selected readings from The Boston Declarations: A prophetic appeal to Christians of the United States. Motion to approve the revised minutes of November 14, 2017 offered by Janine, seconded by Sarah, approved. Financial Report None. Trustees...
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Voices Heard

Prayer: May the words of my mouth and the meditation or our hearts be acceptable unto you, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Last Sunday afternoon, I stood at the front of the sanctuary at the McFarland United Church of Christ and looked out across the amazing number of family, friends, and clergy gathered for my ordination. Everyone had been encouraged to wear something red – and everywhere I glanced the room was packed with the sense of the Spirit bursting forth. People from the faith communities that have shaped God’s call in my life were all represented: Plymouth UCC in Dodgeville, McF...
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