Posted on Fri, Jun 22, 2012
June 21, 2012
Meeting Minutes - Council of Deacons
Calvary-by-the-Sea Lutheran Church
Tim Sprowls, Jack Ashby, Martha Staff, Jim Myers, Tim Vetter, Rafael del Castillo, Don Hardaway, Adam Sylvester, Peggy Trout, guests: Pastor Tim, ,Tom Poole, Shelby was called to order at 6:05, Jim Myers moderating.
Pastor Tim discussed a book he had read by Bob Craft. The book uses both examples and scripture to encourage us to listen as God talks with us continually through sunsets, breezes, contacts with friends, and beauty; that scripture encourages us to listen for God in each moment, then rejoice when we find him or hear the heavens declare his glory (Psalm 8, 19, 1 Corinthians, Jeremiah)
Tim Sprowls moved and Martha Staff seconded that the minutes for April be approved. Passed unanimously
The report from the Bishop’s meeting is available in the CoD packet.
The Youth are meeting regularly during the summer and are participating in activities. They are making plans for WAPO next year.
Tim wants us to consider offering scholarships for next year’s seniors who are going to Lutheran Colleges.
Tom Poole has returned from his vacation and will return to the office on Friday, June 22.
Rev Rob Lloyd , local Seventh Day Adventist will preach this Sunday June 24. Rev Keith Walter is scheduled for Sunday July 8. Members of Calvary by the Sea will be doing the meditation time the other Sundays in July.
The Calvary by the Sea Montessory School is going very well. They plan to resurface the toddler playground this summer and have the money to complete the job. Enrollment looks very good for fall.
Financially, we are a little bit behind where we expected to be after five months, but believe we are all right at this point.
Rev John Lunn will be preaching the sermon and leading communion during our Calvary Ohana Retreat in October and also speaking sometime during the weekend. Peggy made a motion that we pay for a private room for John during the retreat as he will be just arriving from the mainland the day the retreat begins. It was seconed by Tim Sprowls and approved by the CoD.
Tom Sumner has been in the hospital and is now in a rehab facility. Others who need our prayers include Shirley Isssacsons, Philip Wang and Dorothy Aco. Diane Lau is doing better.
Peggy and Lehua are working on updating the Prayer Requests List and contacting those who visit our Sunday services.
Jack Ashby reported on the Hukalau Bishop’s meeting a few weeks ago. It’s primary message was to help our churches plan for a stewardship program for this year.
He asked for discussion and consensus on the following ideas in our 2013 stewardship program.
The CoD responded well to Jack’s request and is excited about having an active stewardship program
We have had several misunderstandings on the process and rules for usage of our facilities, mostly arising because we have no written policy for most cases requests for CBTS facilities. Shelby is working on a document that will cover the needs she has observed and will bring it to the CoD for discussion and approval. The CoD indicated that it recognizes the need for a formal policy for facility usage and looks forward to seeing the document.
Scheduled for July 23 – 27. Beth Vaughn is leading it this year. The volunteers are mostly in place, the curriculum is chosen, and registration is in progress.
Move for adjournment at 8:20 made and seconded.
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