The Church Council met on Sunday, July 22, 2012 and began the business portion of our meeting at 3:30 p.m. in room 200. Susan Barrier, our Lay Leader, opened our meeting with the lighting of the Christ candle and worship. We spent time celebrating our accomplishments of Connecting with God, Connecting with People, and Connecting with Service since the last time we met in April. Some of our celebrations included, Confirming 62 youth, Celebrating High School and College Graduates, Annual Conference, Colin Snider and Joyce Horn Ordinations, Mission Week, Youth ACS, ZOE, Bolivia, Bosnia, and ASP Mission trips, 100 fans distributed to South East Raleigh, Opening of First Cup, and Music and Arts Camp. Ralph Gordon, our Church Council chair, led us in prayer thanking God for all that he has done in and through our congregation over the past three months.
The Council discerned and took action on the following items:
- Approved an addendum to Safe Sanctuaries Policy. Please click here to see the addendum.
- Approved a Sanctuary Camera System. Implementation of the system is pending funding identification. Please click here to see the proposed camera system.
- Approved a recommendation form the Fundraising and Special Sunday Review Team. Please click here to see the report.
Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) Chair, Skip Dyer, gave the following update. LRPC has contracted Tice-Kiester architects to review and update our Campus Master Plan. Tice-Kiester was selected after receiving proposals and interviewing three local architectural firms that specialize in church projects. (Tice-Kiester was the architect for the Templeton Building and the Sanctuary renovation in 1996). LRPC will be conducting a church-wide survey to get everyone’s input in the next few weeks. Please be sure to complete a survey! Two Town Hall meetings will be held in August where Tice-Kiester and LRPC will answer questions from the congregation regarding the Campus Master Plan.
Chip Kitchings, Finance Chair, reported that our June YTD results are tracking to budget. He also shared with the Council that we paid off our parking lot loan in July. We now will begin to pay ourselves back the reserved cash that we used ($476,363) in purchasing the three lots on Zev Summitt Lane in 2009.
Ralph Gordon closed our meeting with prayer. The Church Council’s next regular meeting will be October 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in room 200. All are welcome to attend.