The Church Council met on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m in room 200. Susan Barrier, our Lay Leader, opened our meeting with lighting 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 October. Our Lead Pastor, Carl Frazier presented to the church council ‘The State of the Church’. Out of that presentation the council approved the formation of a Joel Team to work with the Lead Pastor over the next year to discern a vision for FUMCC. Carl’s presentation will soon be available on the website. Chip Kitchings, Finance Chair, reported that our 2012 expenses exceeded our donations by $96,000. Ralph Gordon closed our meeting with prayer. The Church Council’s next meeting is on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in room 200. All are welcome to attend.