Posted on Mon, Mar 17, 2014
Calvary-by-the-Sea Lutheran Church
Council of Deacons – Minutes July 18, 2013
President Jim Myers called the Council to order at 6:12.
Members Jim Myers, Bob Joseph, Peggy Trout, Susan Lord, Karen Sisler, Thea Johanos-Kam. Adam Sylvester, Jack Ashby, Pastor Tim were present. Don Hardaway and Rafael Del Castillo were absent.
Guests were Tom Poole, Jennifer Hawkins, Shelby Yuu.
Susan Lord discussed an article on “attititude is everything.” She used some thoughts from Dr. Creflo Dollar, leader of World Changers Church. Her message was that God wants us to look at every opportunity with joy and prayer, no matter how difficult the path may seem.
Bob Joseph moved to accept the June minutes with a couple of minor alterations. With a second by Susan Lord, the motion passed. Motion to approve.
Music & Worship
Tom submitted and reported for Music and Worship. Upcoming Sundays will have a gospel orientation, and will include a Sunday focusing on our pre-school, its children, teachers, and parents. Another Sunday will include a blessing of the back-packs, inviting all ages of students and teachers to receive a blessing as they return to schools, colleges, and any other type of educational activity. The first Sunday in September we will be blessing our adult church workers. The second Sunday of September will be only one morning service at 9:00 AM and celebrate both Rally Sunday to help members be aware of CBTS activities, and will share billing with the celebration of an ELCA social contribution program. (CBTS currently plans a church-wide food drive for ANC; Thea, Bob Joseph, and possible Kim Bock will help organize this day.) Oct 6 is our annual animal and pet blessing.
School and School Budget: Jennifer
Our Montessori School is currently on break, and teachers are preparing for a new year with a full student quota. Jennifer requested a CoD School Committee to deal with scholarships for members. Those who volunteered to serve are Bob Joseph, Thea Kam, Susan Lord, and Jim Myers. Jenifer will assemble the committee.
CBTS continues to spend approximately the same money as our monthly income from all sources.
Unfortunately, donation income is substantially less than we anticipated when creating the budget. If the various committees and programs choose to spend their amount allocated through the budget, we may have a shortfall during the rest of 2013.
Adam indicated that this year’s Stephen Ministry class is completed, but there will be continuing education classes for all Stephen Ministers beginning this month. Another Stephen Ministry class will probably begin early in 2014.
Our new Christian Education leaders will meet Aug 17 or 18 to begin final preparation for the fall program.
Our several activities with Dr. David and Dr. Lara Narita were a blessing to all who heard or talked with them. We will continue to follow their ministry.
Beyond These Doors
The concert and request for contributions for CBTS students embarking on higher education this autumn resulted in over $3,000, plus $500 matching funds from Thrivent. Students who meet the criteria (2013 high school graduate, accepted, and attending an accredited school during the 2013 – 2014 school year), and send in their applications no later than August 4, will share in scholarship money raised.
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