FUTURE EVENTS IN OUR PARISH:
November 16 Vestry Meeting CTK Parish House 9:30 AM
CAP PANTRY UPDATE: The pantry is experiencing more users—last Thursday, 27 family units were served; 5 were new. This is a federal pantry: families qualify according to poverty guidelines. Some families turning to the pantry had been able to make their budgets work until childcare subsidies stopped at the end of September. Please try to add an item to the food basket each week.
When we shelved Tuesday morning, there were no potatoes—fresh or boxed. Potatoes of any kind would be appreciated. Also needed are flour and cereal. Shampoo and body soap are low—-urgently needed by those who work directly with the public. Many individuals are Door County ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed).
Thank you for supporting this outreach project.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR: “Calling all bakers! The Sturgeon Bay YMCA is looking for refreshments for this year’s Health Fair on October 24 at 8:30. If you would be willing to bring cookies or bars, it would be greatly appreciated. Treats would need to be brought to the Y the day before on Tuesday before 9 AM. Thank You!”
The Health Fair is open to the public. Health screenings and flu vaccinations will be available but limited. Please contact the YMCA at (920) 743-4949 for more information and to register for a screening or flu shot.
TADYCH’S MARKETPLACE FOODS: Please continue to save your grocery receipts for our church. Thank you. We recently received a check for $398.95! Thank you to Gail Ziemer for collecting, adding up the receipts and getting them to Market Place Foods!
Thank you all for turning in your receipts!
VESTRY MINUTES: You can view the September 21, 2023, Vestry meeting minutes by visiting our website and clicking on the announcements for October 21 & 22, 2023.
FORWARD DAY BY DAY BOOKLETS: The November / December / January booklets are available at each church and the CTK Parish House porch (close to the driveway) in the plastic bin.
Church Of Christ the King and Holy Nativity
Vestry Meeting Minutes
September 21, 2023
Holy Nativity Jameson Hall, 9:30 A.M.
1. Member roll call: The meeting was called to order at 9:31 AM and a short prayer was said by Challoner Brown. Those in attendance: Senior Warden Challoner Brown, Junior Wardens: Joanne Ator HN and Dale Logan CTK. Members at large : Ron Boston, Cori McFarlane (via zoom), Leslie Hill, Bunny Hagen and Dawn DiCarlo Administrative Assistant. Treasurer Sally Hunter (via Zoom). Fr. Olin vacationing. Gwen Larson excused.
2. Guest/Visitor/Congregation input None
3. Adopt agenda Joanne Ator moved to accept the agenda. Seconded by Dale Logan. Motion carried.
4. Review of Minutes from August 17, 2023, meeting. Motion by Dale Logan to approve the August 17, 2023, meeting minute with no corrections or additions. Seconded by Challoner Brown. Motion carried.
5. Treasurer’s report
Dawn reviewed the minor expenses for the month of August 2023. Pledges are on target. Church insurance cost has increased, Challoner to report at the next meeting on the status of adding increased valuation and HN icon to the coverage. Motion by Joanne to approve the treasurer’s report. Seconded by Leslie. Motion passed.
6. Trialogue Town Hall Meetings
Cori and Joanne participated in the Zoom meetings. Cori felt the plan is well thought out, the Bishop exudes a message of trust and we need to be engaged in the ongoing conversation. Joanne reminded the group that our initial response as a congregation to the diocese included concerns about money, influence and voice. Information on restructuring into regions, consolidating resources and creating regional ACTION teams was shared at the Town Hall. An initial vote will be taken at the Annual Diocesan Convention and a final vote is planned for the spring of 2024. Our vestry is recommending a yes vote to our convention delegates Challoner Brown and Kate Wulle – Dugan.
7.Senior Wardens Report
No agenda items. Challoner extended a sincere thank you to Dale Logan and the project committee for an excellent presentation at the CTK and HN forums. The impression, to support the fiscal commitments, was given by those in attendance. Challoner feels the diocesan Board of trustees will be favorable to our loan request based on our past loan repayment timeliness.
8.Junior Wardens Report
We are waiting on Harv’s electric to repair the ceiling fan in the church. Ron Boston shared a new contact at the company by the name of Cory which Joanne will contact.
-Painting to exterior trim of parish house and church completed with the help of Paul Anderson. Future wood replacement needed in the next three years.
-New Vacuum purchased
-Dale will get three estimates for tree removal at the front of the church, no objections made.
-Accessibility Project: Dale made the group aware of a member donation of a stock transfer toward the project. This results in two actions: First the donor will need to communicate with the stock manager and second Matthew Payne advised that the stock go through the diocese’s stock investment account in order to avoid taxation to the donor. Once the value is established the money will be transferred to CTK. We are not aware of the stock value at this time.
-The balance in the project line is approximately $17,000.
-Joanne advises that consideration be given to moving perennials at the front of CTK before construction begins.
-The congregation vote via written ballot, will take place September 30 and October 1st. Anonymous absentee ballots are available from Dawn and must be returned by the 29th to be counted. If the plan is voted to proceed, Challoner may sign the proposal the first week of October.
None, our guest priest on September 30-October 1, will be Fr. Larry Burton from Madison.
See written report. Cori reminded all to submit items and photos to the committee for evangelism efforts. The committee will meet quarterly.
A thank you was received from the Stride Program of Door County. A community group that deals with youth and their mental health issues.
CTK Choir- Our CTK organist sends a big thank you to the vestry for the recent organ repairs that have enhanced the quality of the instrument. Leslie reports that 5-6 people are interested in starting a choir for which Fia, our organist, is supportive. The choir practice may precede the start of the service to reduce the time of members. Fia suggests that her rehearsal prep and time could be compensated for an additional $125.00 per week. Discussion followed. The topic will be taken up at the next vestry once Fr. Olin is present.
Next Meeting: October 19, 2023, at 9:30 AM at Holy Nativity.
Meeting adjourned at 10:47 am after the closing prayer.
Bunny Hagen, Vestry clerk