Grace Lutheran Church Council Highlights – January 23, 2022

Minutes from our December 19, 2021 meeting, Financial Secretary, Treasurer and Pastor’s reports were read and approved. 

Council Actions and Announcements 

Officers for 2022 were elected:
  • President – Barb Frederick
  • Vice President – Nancy Demarest
  • Secretary – Peggy Niforos
  • Treasurer – Darleen Gaugler 
  • The amended proposed 2022 budget was approved to be presented at the Congregational Meeting 

The monthly benevolences were approved:

  • January – Meals on Wheels 
  • February – Code Blue Shelter 
  • March – Johnstown Food Pantry 
  • April – Gloversville Food Pantry 
  • May – Relay for Life 
  • June – Friday’s Table
  • September – Fulton County Sheriff
  • October – Mohawk Valley Hospice
  • November – NOAH
  • December – Salvation Army 
  • Decided to present two worship schedule options to be voted on at the Congregational Meeting
  • Decided to present the Property Committee’s parking lot proposal at the Congregational Meeting 
  • Decided to present a financial assistance proposal in support of Missy Bedell’s candidacy in the ELCA at the Congregational Meeting 
  • Decided that if anyone who does work for the church in the absence of a sexton and wants to be compensated, they need to request this and will be considered an “Independent Contractor” 

Correspondence – Request from American Cancer Society for a donation – declined since we donate to the local “Relay for Life” 

COMMITTEE REPORTS: 

Property: Parking lot proposal presented
InReach: Will be serving a light lunch before Congregational Meeting
Finance: Amended budget presented
Worship and Music: Pastor Califano will preside on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022