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March 26 2024 Council Meeting Highlights

FGCC Mission and Vision was read

Devotional and Prayer

The Covenant of Collaboration was read.

Eldership Discussion – Book – Church Elders – Chapter 3 – “Serve Up the Word – discussion

Approval of Agenda
Motion approved: the agenda as presented.

Consent Agenda and Information Materials
            Motions approved under the agenda:

1.The Minutes and Highlights of the February 27, 2024 Council Meeting.
2. The Minutes of the March 10, 2024 Congregation Meeting for presentation to the next congregation meeting.
3. The Financial Statements for the period ending February 29, 2024

Care Ministry Report            
Angela Richards, Director of Care joined the meeting to give a report. She shared her responsibilities, joys, challenges, dreams, and prayer requests.

Strategic Focus

Values discussion
– discussed the ‘short’ list and made recommendations to eliminate or combine some of the values in this list.
Young Adults
– discussed options for focusing on this age demographic. There is a wave of young adults coming that we want to be ready for.
Small Groups
– discussed our small group ministry and its value

Governance Committee
            Motion approved: To approve the amended constitution for presentation at the June Congregation Meeting.

Lead Team Report
Staff Update:
– Sarah Paupst has agreed to take the .4 CM Assistant role effective July 1st (once her .4 role is done. This role was a temporary contract ending June 30th)         

Financial Update:
– Discussion on the proposed budget.

Council Committee Reports

Verbal Updates:
Governance Committee – Constitution discussion earlier in the meeting  
Personnel Resources Committee – a meeting is scheduled to discuss remuneration/ budget
Financial Audit Committee – reviewed giving reports 
Leadership Discernment and Development Committee – 2 guests at the meeting discerning joining council

In Camera session was held.