TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

    The meeting was called to order by Chairman Patti Edwards who opened with prayer.  Present for the meeting were Cheryl O'Brien, David Bybee, Marilyn Taylor, Don Taylor, Ron Ayers, Scott Taylor, Patti Edwards, Shanda Walker and Amanda McClure. 

    MINUTES of the April 9th, 2013 meeting were accepted as submitted.

     FINANCE:  Scott Taylor reported that the finances are about the same; $1900 more was spent than collected.  He reviewed the financial statement presented.


     Marilyn Taylor reported on the "Tacos for F.I.S.H." lunch to be held to raise money for the budgeted amount for F.I.S.H.

     David Bybee asked permission to start a campaign to raise $3,000 for a security system at the church.  Marilyn Taylor moved that a special campaign be held to raise $3,000 for a security system.  The motion was seconded and carried.

     David Bybee reported that he had talked to Design Gallery about the soiled carpet inside the main door; they referred him to Paul Davis to clean the area.

     An inspection was done of the roof and the problems are less severe than feared.  The windows are a bigger, long term project....a 20 year plan.  A professional person is trying to get a grant for the windows with  approximately $10,000 - 15,000 per window anticipated.  The Lexan is hastening the deterioration.

      NEW BUSINESS:  Pastor Brenda Sene was absent due to family business.  The Lay Leadership (nominations) Committee has not met yet this year.  Monday, May 20th at 7:30 p.m. in Room 108 was set for the meeting. The pastor is always chairman of this committee.


The due date for carrying out the plans was moved to December 31, 2013.

       There was a discussion about retreats.

    Amanda McClure offered the closing prayer. 

Marilyn Taylor,  Secretary


      Several members of UMW will be attending Mission u, formerly School of Christian Missions, the end of July in Boise.

Plans are being made for the ice cream social on August 8 at 1:00 p.m. 

Marilyn Taylor, President


      Mothers' Day Blankets were available in May and Tools of Hope will be for Fathers' Day.

Produce "sales" will start June 16 and will continue until fall. 

Marilyn Taylor, Chairman

Regional Council of Christian Ministries:

RCCM met on May 21 at St. John's Lutheran Church.  Reports were received from FISH (gas money will be allowed for emergencies only and will be limited to $40; 375 hygiene kits were assembled recently; school supplies have been provided for 918 students during the 2012-2013 school year); the Idaho Falls Food Bank (663 boxes were given out in April, providing food for 2115 people; the letter carriers food drive brought in 36,000 pounds, down from last year); and the Island Park ministry (work continues on building improvements; the annual pancake breakfast will be on August 24th).  RCCM was represented on the planning committee for Baccalaureate services for School Districts 91 and 93.  The annual contributions by FISH, Food Bank, and Island Park Ministry to administrative expenses of RCCM will be based on each group's expenses of the previous year, rather than income, as was done previously.  An administrative adjustment was made to the summer minister's salary, to account for salary, housing, and pension; there was no change in the amount. 

The RCCM meeting began with a presentation about Camp Perkins, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries.  There was information about availability of the facility for single parent and child retreats, friends and family camps, parent and child camps, spring work weekend.  In addition the facility is available for groups to hold events in the lodge or cabins.

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