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The TIDINGS December 2011

St. John UCC “Bringing the Healing Love of Christ To Our Community for the Glory of God”

ST. JOHN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 1 0 1 0 S P AR K B LV D ~ F R E E P O R T , IL

www.stjohnuccfreeport.org


S T .J OHN UCC F REEPORT M ONTHLY T IDINGS V OLUME 88

D EC EMBER 2011

CHURCH STAFF MINISTERS………………….…THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH SENIOR PASTOR……………………...……DONNLEY DUTCHER DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY / DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGIES………………………………..…KEVIN ECKERT MINISTRY OF CHURCH LIFE & MEMBERSHIP…....PAM W ESSEL STAFF SECRETARY…………………………..KIRSTEN ECKERT CHOIR DIRECTORS……….....GINA BERTRAM & MARY ARNOLD ORGANISTS………….CAROLE BERTRAM & MARSHA ROBERTS CUSTODIAN ………………………………….ANGELA NEWKIRK

OFFICE HOURS MONDAY– FRIDAY...…8:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M.…&.1:00 TO 4:00 P.M.

Church (815) 235-2824

E-Mail: stjohn@comcast.net

Website: www.stjohnuccfreeport.org The deadline for submitting articles in the monthly Tidings is the Third Tuesday of the month by noon. (December 20th) 2


AS THE SPIRIT MOVES ME….. Yesterday was the first day of Advent, the beginning of our journey to the celebration of God coming in human person and form in Jesus Christ: our Emmanuel, God-with-us, which is what the word, Emmanuel, means. Like the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, it is a season in which you and I often reflect on what was, what is, and what will be. As I think of the Christmas shopping I will be doing in the coming days and weeks, I am mindful of the one gift I remember from my youth. In fact, it’s the only gift I have a memory of receiving - the football I got for Christmas when I was in junior high. I so wanted and was so excited by that football; but I know that it was about much more than that football. It meant time playing catch with my dad and brother, or a pick-up game with neighbor kids - boys and girls. It was an “interactive” game, as so many games are marketed today. But the interactive part was with others, in person; drawing up routes on the palm of your hand and making the neighbors’ trees, bushes and lampposts the goal lines. 45+ years later that long-lost football is still a special gift. I’m also mindful of Christmas Eve of 1969, with just enough warmth to make the evening comfortable, with a gentle snow falling as we crossed the street to enter church for the early service. I also had the profound honor, privilege and joy of being able to put my grandmother’s arm in mine, steady her and walk her across the street so she didn’t fall. It was the only Christmas I remember being able to do that. I don’t remember any other Christmas that she was with us, though she might have been. I also didn’t know it, at the time, but it was to be her last Christmas with us. I am mindful of that memory every Christmas, too. But then there’s also the Christmas season in Algona, Iowa, in the 3


years in which I became good friends with the local Roman Catholic priest, a man with whom Sandy and I are still good friends, though we have very little opportunity to get together. Still, I remember the year he gave me a bottle of Chevas Regal scotch. It was given to him by a parishioner, but he didn’t enjoy scotch. He asked me if I would want it. Those of you who know that scotch is my alcoholic beverage of choice will not be surprised to know that I couldn’t get the words out of my mouth quick enough, for all my child-like exuberance. The football - an inexpensive gift. The walk across the street with my grandmother - a moment to honor one from whom I had come. The bottle of scotch - an unexpected, joy-giving, generous gift. Each of these make a connection for me with the greater and deeper meanings of this season - the gift of Jesus Christ. He wasn’t born into extravagance. He is the One who was before time and from whom we come, and in whom “we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts. 17:28). He is the One who comes to us in unexpected times and ways, gives us joy deep in our souls, and is God’s gift of generous love, life, forgiveness, grace, promise and more. What are your deepest, most profound, joyful, meaningful memories of this season? How are they a metaphor for and your deep connection with the coming and birth of Christ? Your answers may bring new joy and meaning to this year’s Christmas season for you.

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Kevin’s Korner... I’m writing this the day before Thanksgiving. I can’t believe that I’m back from the National Youth Workers Convention already. Kirsten and I had an amazing time in Training, Worship and Fellowship. My favorite part of our time away was a spiritual retreat lead by Mark Yaconelli. Ask me about it sometime, I’d love to share with you. This year has really flown by. It seems to be speeding up as we approach the holidays. I’ve begun planning next year’s events for the Sr. High and Jr. High youth. We have winter retreat, Super Bowl Subs, and another middle school Lock-in and a UCC National Youth Event that included some amazing Missions opportunities. But I’m sure you can tell, one thing that trips me up every year is that I’m so focused on what’s next I miss the joy in the here and now. I switch gears so fast that I’m on to the next thing before I wrap up the activities I’m working on now. This year I want to thoroughly enjoy the holidays. The sights, sounds, tastes, smells. I want to be present in the moment. I’ll have to make an effort to shut down those random Youth Ministry thoughts that consume me. I’ve been trying to get stuff off my to do list so it’s not hanging over my head on Thanksgiving. Do you feel like this sometimes? Perhaps you’re so busy you miss the family time. You’re so wrapped up in a project that you miss that family interaction. Maybe you’re so consumed by what has to be done that you’ve lost what has been accomplished. This holiday season give yourself permission to stop, take a breath and appreciate all God has provided. Most importantly take time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I pray that God blesses you and I with the patience to be present this holiday season. Merry Christmas, Kevin T. Eckert Director of Children & Youth Ministries 5


HOLIDAY WORSHIP Christmas Program December 18th Christmas Eve Service 7:00pm Christmas morning worship 9am New Year’s Eve Prayer Service 6:30pm

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM The combined choirs and the children will be enhancing our 9am worship service with the story and music of Christmas on December 18th. Complete with a birthday cake celebration for Jesus! Parents -please remember the dress rehearsal December 17th 10am -12 pm with lunch after.

MERRY CRISTMAS ST. JOHN members, friends, and family. May your holiday season be blessed with the seekingwonder of the Magi and the grace of God’s love in His son Jesus Christ. OFFICE HOURS The office will be closed December 26th and 27th, and January 2nd.

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LAYCARE MINISTRY Another year is soon over - Time goes so fast for us and we have been so blessed in our ministry. We have a group of people so committed to our church and our members that we never hear the words “I can’t do that just now” or “maybe someone else should do that”. We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year. I want to say “Thank You” to all of the members of this ministry and I want everyone to know we are willing to make home visits, home communions, hospital calls, some trips to help out with errands and spread a lot of love to our members of St. John and our community. Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and good will among all people. Amen and amen. Anne Carroll, Carol Ahrens, Doris Last, Lucy and Ben Lee, Mary Arnold, Dixie Marklund, Carol and Stan Smith, Jeanne Koch, Jeri Nieman, Deb Scott and Marilyn Ruthe So from all of us - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE The Rock River Valley Blood Center- Freeport location-is looking for canteen volunteers. Volunteer duties include: greeting donors, serving refreshments to donors, and keeping canteen area clean and restocked. Flexible hours are available. There are immediate openings on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. If you are interested in volunteering at the Blood Center, please contact Stacey Nelson (Volunteer Coordinator) at snelson@rrvbc.org or 815-654-9832. If you have any questions please contact Deb Hartman (Freeport Site Supervisor) and member of St. John at 815-235-8822 (home) or 815-232-5663 (work). This is a wonderful opportunity to serve our community and important to the blood donation process to ensure our donor’s experience is safe and positive. 7


S T EWARDSHIP M I NIST RY Applying Bible Principles “Strategic planning” is a two-word term that can best be described as a “buzz word.” It’s in vogue. It’s trendy for businesses (and churches) to talk about and engage in strategic planning. Frequently, when quizzed about why they should engage in strategic planning, business owners and managers will respond with a host of reasons and yet miss the basic benefit that comes from planning: Businesses which plan are more profitable than those which do not. In other words, those who aim at something are more likely to hit it than those who aim at nothing. Similarly, when it comes to giving, Christians are to develop a “strategic plan.” We are instructed to set aside funds systematically, regularly, for support of the Lord’s work. In that way, when we come to worship each week, we’ll be prepared to give. We will have “planned” our giving under the divine leadership of the Holy Spirit. Then, by giving that which we have set aside, we will put our plan to work as the offering is received. Yes, the Holy Spirit can and sometimes does lead us to give gifts in a spontaneous manner without planning. But as a rule, spontaneous, unplanned giving is the exception. Most of the time, God wants His people to give systematically and to respond to His direction in their lives by careful planning. Speaking of consistent givers (the kind who generally plan their giving), Randy Alcorn described them as the “backbone of the church.” Such people do not miss giving to the Lord’s work, even when they are unable to attend. Just because they are not physically present when the offering plate is passed does not mean that they skip a Sunday or two in supporting the life and ministry of the church. Be ready to give as the Spirit of God leads, even on a moment’s notice. Be ready to give when a special need arises. But most of 8


all, develop a “strategic plan” to give by seeking God’s direction concerning your giving and by putting aside funds in preparation for giving. Then “work your plan” by giving those funds as you gather at St. John United Church of Christ with other Christians each Lord’s Day. And when you can’t be present for worship, plan carefully to be sure that your giving follows your plan. Remember, the work and ministry of St. John United Church of Christ go on week after week, even when you are unable to be present.

MISSONS MINISTRY SWEATERS NEEDED! Attention all knitters! As you know, Sarah Cowan is bringing the children from Africa to perform here in the United States. They will be here in the winter of 2012 - It’s cold at that time! It is time to knit some sweaters. If you are interested, please see Mary Arnold for patterns and yarn. Your sweaters knitted -with love- will be greatly appreciated.

FA C C PA S TA Christmas will get her faster than you think and FACC needs 250 –2 pound boxes of spaghetti from St. John. The pasta boxes are put in the Christmas Baskets that FACC gives out to 250 families in the Freeport Area. There is a shopping cart in the Narthex for your donations. We will be collecting the Pasta until December 11th.

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR FACC The list of Christmas gift needs is up on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Please take a name and make a child’s Christmas a little more joyous by giving them a gift they would otherwise not receive. All gifts must be wrapped and labeled and in the office by December 11th.

WINTER CLOSET There is still time to donate to our annual collection of Mittens, Hats, and Gloves (no scarves please as many of the schools are not distributing them). This year we are expanding to Sweaters, Sweatshirts, sweatpants, winter coats and even boots are needed for all sizes. We will collet these items until December 11th.

RED CAN SUNDAY Please bring your donations of can goods, cereal, pasta, food items as well as the much needed personal items to church each month. We will also be receiving monetary donations on December 4th for the FACC emergency fund. $225 was collected in November.

SPIRITUAL RETREAT We have reserved rooms at Sinsinawa Mound Center for Friday evening, January 27 through Saturday afternoon, January 28, for our next spiritual retreat. This is a beautiful place for rest and spiritual rejuvenation. Please speak with Pastor Donnley if you have questions about or interest in the retreat. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex. 10


CHOIRS The adult Chancel Choir meets every Thursday at 7pm. Please come and join us if you have a love for music and enjoy making a joyful noise! The Bell Choir meets every Thursday at 6 pm. Please consider joining us. An ability to read music is helpful but not required.

BIBLE STUDY We meet at 9 a.m. every Wednesday in the Library. Please join us!

TAU ALPHA Christmas lunch at Park View 1pm on December 19th

CARD CLUB Card Club will meet the first Monday of the month at 1pm

PING PONG We meet every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. (the second week of the month on Tuesday) in the Game Room (North Wing). We would love to have more men & women join in on the fun!

RESOURCE GROUP Join us on Thursdays at 9 a.m. for coffee, treats, friendship, & to do volunteer work! We assemble the Tidings the fifth Thursday this month, December 29th. 11


JOIN US AT OUR ST. JOHN UCC MEN’S GROUP We’re having a great time! Come join us! We’re not “holier than thou,” nor is all the talk just “God-talk.” It’s a wonderful blend of maleness, conversation, laughter, the spiritual and the unspiritual. Our next gathering is Saturday, December 3rd at 8 a.m. in the Temple Sunday School room. We meet until about 9:30 a.m. Come check us out!

NAMI National Alliance for Mental Illness group meeting A Support group for those who suffer with Mental Illness and their loved ones meets the first Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30 pm in Chapel Hearth.

MONTHLY PRAYER SERVI CE Rev. Carol Ahrens will be hosting the monthly prayer service on December 14th at 5:30 PM in Chapel Hearth. This service is to pray for and support those who suffer with mental illness and it is also for the loved one of those who need our support. Everyone is welcome!

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STITCH SEW QUILT Our Stitch, Sew and Quilt Group meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9th in the Temple Room. We will discuss further plans for 2012 always time for any show and tell items. Bring any personal project to work on as we make our plans. We welcome anyone wanting to bring any craft of their personal preference - or just come to share your ideas or suggestions!

HELIX MIDDLE SCHOOL (grades 5-8th) Thursdays after school 3-5 pm if there is no school we don’t meet (No HELIX December 8th it is a 1/2 day, We will not meet during Christmas break, Dec 22 & 29) HIGH SCHOOL (grades 9-12th) Sunday December 18th 6-8pm

This is an ongoing Faith Based Weight loss program that meets Monday evenings from 5-6 or Wednesday evenings from 6-7pm. Please contact the Kevin Eckert 815-218-0286 for more information.

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WORKOUT NIGHTS Monday at 6pm will be a DVD workout open to everyone Free! Zumba with Jacqui Davenport on Wed 5-6pm and Zumba Toning on Friday evenings from 56pm . First Class is $5 Drop in rate after that is $7 or buy a 10 class punch card for $50.

MEALS ON WHEELS The week of December 5th and the Week of January 30th. If you would like to help deliver meals please contact Sherrill Spaide at 235-2983

SERVING Being a servant of the church is a great way to get to know fellow members. If you’re interested in serving please call the church office or fill out a pew card.

COFFEE HOUR Coffee Hour is a time for fellowship. All of the members of St. John (unless requested otherwise) are alphabetically listed to bring a treat to share. You may not get a reminder call when it’s your turn to bring a treat, but please, if your name is on the list for this month, bring in about 3 dozen cookies, bars, mini muffins etc. or please consider bringing fruit to share. Everyone enjoys the treats and the social time together. 14


DECEMBER COFFEE HOUR - (No Coffee hour on Christmas) 12/04 - Deb Hartman, Dick & Mary Heffner, John & Betty Heiden, Jean & Linda Heidenreich, Diane Heilman, Eunice Hildebrandt, Keith & Cherryl Hinrichs, Sharon Hull 12/11 - Shirley Ifert, Dr. Steven Jennings, Sally Kahler, Connie Kaiser, Della Kirkpatrick, Donna & Zael Klapp, Hugh & Sarah Knapp 12/18 - Jeanne Koch, Dan & Marla Kreeger, Jane & Lyle Krug, Jill Kuntz, Larry & Lana Kuntz, Bill & Ruth Kuntz, Robert & Alice Lahne JANUARY - (No Coffee Hour on New Years Day) 1/8 - Nancy Lassiter, Doris Last, Ben & Lucille Lee, Jane Lehman, Scott & Lannie Lehman, Charles & Ardath Lei, Barb and Robert Luedeke, Shan & Vicki MacAdam GREETERS December 4 – Arnold & Mary Eder December 11 – Russ & Bonnie Gennusa December 18 – Monty & Carolee Dietmeier December 24 – Xmas Eve – John & Betty Heiden December 25 – Ben & Lucille Lee WELCOMERS December 4 –Lee & Nancy Otte December 11- Stan & Carol Smith December 18- Steve & Lisa Schubert December 24 – VOLUNTEER NEEDED December 25 – Sandy Dutcher 15


NURSERY December 4 – Russ & Bonnie Gennusa December 11 – Dennis & Carla Meyer December 18 – Tom & Melinda Ferguson December 24 – Xmas Eve – Ebbers Family December 25 – Kirsten, Kya, Cherryl Hinrichs USHERS 12/04 Tim, Colin & Kristi Ebbers, Dennis Manus, Jim Drew, Jerald Watson 12/11 John & Paula Rawleigh, Phil & Barb Copus, Mike Smith, James & Tom Priewe 12/18 Tom & Melinda Ferguson, Wes & Joyce Robinson, Dana Brill, Ray & Jeri Nieman 12/24 Doris Last, Sharon Simler, Ben Lee, Diane Heilman 12/25 Lee & Nancy Otte, Keith & Kathy Moffatt, Jane Krug Jeanne Koch DRIVERS W e have several drivers available if anyone should need a ride to church. If you are in need of a ride please contact the office before noon on Friday, 815-235-2824 and talk to Pa m WORSHIP ATTENDANCE 10/30 - 148

11/13 - 165

11/6 - 169

11/20 - 135

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11/27 - 113


P LEASE I NCLUD E I N YOUR P R AYERS PRAYER CHAIN: Ted Wootan, Joyce Veer, Helen Bose & Family, Al Biedler, Marcy Sherwood, Carol Mann, Doris Eckert DEATH: Our condolences to the family of Donald R. Pierce who passed away on November 3rd, Peace and blessings to the family of Helen Bose who passes away on November 17th, and the family of Thelma Neberman who passes away on November 19th.

Our Cookie Walk was another Huge success! Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way: making phone calls, setting up, making those delicious cookies, candy and snack mixes, the Peanut Brittle Crews, The Resource Group, working during the cookie walk, providing supplies or with your monetary donation. ALL were greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who sent cards, offered expressions of support, and prayed for us and our family following the death of my father, Hugh, Sr., in August and then my mother, Janet, in September. It is nice to know that as one loses family, church family is quick to fill the void. St. John is, indeed, a caring, loving church family bonded together not by blood but the Spirit—and that is a special and powerful bond. In Christ and with appreciation, Hugh & Sarah Knapp 17


************************************************************************* I would like to say thank you to your church for your generosity and compassion shown in the monetary donation to Kids Coats & Clothes. This charity is eternally grateful to your church. This will provide the means for us to reach out to those children in need in our city. So many children are having a difficult time right now. I’m trusting our Lord will continue to bless you and yours now and in the coming months, Fondly, Deb Stukenberg ************************************************************************* Thank you to the Peanut Brittle Crews/Volunteers - Edith Rosenstiel, Betty Pruitt, Carolyn Moyer, Donna Klapp, Vicki MacAdam, Carolee Dietmeier, Sharon Simler, Sherrill Spaide, Marilyn Ruthe, Lucille Lee, Betty Heiden, Cindy Price, Marilyn Underwood. - for your great attitude, efficiency and dedication to this special project. We finished in record time and had fun in the process. Thank you, Ruth Olsen ************************************************************************* Dear Pastor Donnley and Church family, How can I possibly thank you enough? This has been a very difficult and emotional year for me; a time that has been more bearable because of your words of encouragement, your hugs, and especially your prayers. I'm still a work in progress and with time know I will be whole again. Even with the sadness in my heart, I know my life is blessed..............by God and you. On behalf of my family and myself...THANK YOU and GOD BLESS ~ Shirley Ifert ************************************************************************* Thank you for your very generous donation of $400 to assist us in our social service programs here in Freeport.—In His Service, Dennis Hale

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P R E S ID E NT Perry Cowan V IC E P R E S ID E NT Bill Condie S E CR E TA RY Deb Hartman T RE A SU R ER Ulan Price C H R IS T IA N E D . Lisa Ebbers C H U R CH G R OW T H M A R IL Y N R U T HE F E L LO W SH IP Ben Lee M IS S IO N S Bill Condie P R OP E RT Y M A N A G E M EN T Keith Hinrichs Bruce Dykstra S T AF F R E L A T IO N S Joyce Robinson S T E WA R DS H IP Ulan Price W O R S H IP Mary Arnold

ST . JOHN UCC COUNCIL MINUT ES

Nov 14, 2011 Members present: Perry Cowan, President, Mary Arnold, Bill Condie, Lisa Ebbers, Deb Hartman, Keith Hinrichs, Ben Lee, Marilyn Ruthe, Pastor Donnley, ex-officio. Opening Prayer: Pastor Donnley October Minutes: Previously approved email. Treasurer’s Report: Additional information and clarifications by Donnley. Discussed whether there is a need for monies to be set aside for boiler maintenance and what the life expectancy is of the heating system. Mary made the motion to approve the report as presented. Lisa 2nd. Discussion followed. Motion carried. Church Accountant Position: Pam Wessel has accepted the additional duties of the bookkeeping position, estimating that it will add a few more hours per week to her schedule. We will look at that more closely in a few weeks in terms of salary adjustment.

Prairie Association Meeting: Marilyn, Deb and Donnley reported that the speaker, Paul Nixon, at the meeting was excellent. His theme was “I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church”. He has consulted for over 400 churches. He emphasizes innovations in mission and ministry in the community. We discussed the idea of bringing his services to St. John. We are in a positive, healthy position and it would be an excellent time to plan our future. The idea will be presented at the congregational meeting on November 20. 2012 Budget: Printed and available on the table in the narthex. Church Insurance Inquiry: Mark Swanson of Diamond Bros. Insurance Agency, Inc., and who attends St. John has requested to be given the opportunity to do a comparison of insurance for 19


us. The Council approved giving him permission to view our policy. Other Items: Request from Mavis Clark for “seed money� to purchase materials for another quilt to be raffled as a fundraiser. Deb reported the recent use of the Chapel Hearth room for a baby shower. There were a lot of positive comments on the attractiveness and comfort of the space. The date for the January Congregation meeting is January 22, 2012. Meeting adjourned with the Mizpah Benediction. Respectfully submitted, Deb Hartman, Council Secretary CONGREGATION MEETING 11-20-11 Call to Order: Perry Cowan, Council President Opening Prayer: Pastor Donnley Presentation of Proposed 2012 Budget: A motion to adopt 2012 Budget as presented was made by Ben Lee. The motion was 2nd by Betty Carpenter. There was no discussion. Motion was carried. Presentation of Prairie Association Meeting: Seven people represented St. John at the Prairie Association Meeting: Pastor Donnley, Justin Mapes, Jean Koch, Carol Ahrens, Marilyn Ruthe, Deb Scott and Deb Hartman. The key speaker was Rev. Paul Nixon who wrote the book ,I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church, which was the subject of the workshop he lead. The emphasis was that each church faces challenges to maintain strength and vitality in the future and how to meet those challenges. Pastor Donnley will be retiring in the next few years and as a means to make us stronger and ease the time of transition as a result he proposed to the Council to hire Rev. Nixon and bring his experience as a strategist to St. John. Rev. Nixon has worked with over 400 churches as a consultant. His fee would probably be around $10,000 for the first year, each following 20


year the fee is $800. The Council then decided to bring this proposal to this congregational meeting to give everyone an idea of what this expert can do for us. Rev. Nixon has had much success in helping churches move toward a transition that is healthy and strengthens the life of the church. Donnley briefly presented some of the powerpoint that was used at the workshop. Questions followed regarding the success rate of his work, perspective of the consulting fees, etc. Historically, we average 10 funerals every year and over a few years time, that is a significant attrition to our membership. It was pointed out that we are in a healthy, strong, positive position right now and it would be a good time to look at ourselves as a church and examine our strengths and weaknesses as a part of the community and what our future could be. Also, it would be important when we are in the search for a new pastor to have a sense of clarity and defined purpose for our future. Perry explained that the purpose of the presentation was to provide the information for consideration, not to make any decisions today. The Council will shape a proposal process (including funding options, and necessary next steps) in the next Council meetings. The outcome of this process will be reported at the January 2012 congregational meeting. Please speak to Council members about your thoughts and concerns so your feedback can become part of the process. Other Business: No other business. Closing Prayer: Pastor Donnley Adjournment: Stan Smith made a motion to adjourn, Ulan Price 2nd. Motion carried. Respectfully submitted, Deb Hartman Council Secretary 21


FINANCIAL STATEMENT Beginning Balance January 1, 2011

$40,498.26

11/01

General Fund Beginning Balance

$50,379.74

11/07 11/14 11/21 11/21

GF Income GF Income GF Income Cookie Walk

$ $ $ $

11/23 11/23 11/23

Less GF Payroll & Compensation GF Other Checks Current Bills Outstanding

$11,565.17 $ 7,978.56 $ 870.35

4,600.25 5,820.01 3,547.00 2,906.55

11/23 Ending Balance $ 46,839.47 __________________________________________________ Beginning Balance January 1, 2010 $15,208.74 11/01

Building Fund Beginning Balance $ 8,438.40

11/06 11/14 11/21

BD Income BD Income BD Income

$ $ $

11/23

Less BD Checks

$ 1,578.01

11/23

Ending Balance

$ 7,879.39

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273.00 479.00 267.00


December Scripture Readings 01

Isaiah 11:1-16

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Psalm 24

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Isaiah 12:1-6

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Isaiah 7:1-25

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Isaiah 52:1-12

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Isaiah 8:11-9:7

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Jeremiah 33:1-26

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Luke 1:1-25

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Malachi 3:1-18

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Luke 1:26-38

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Malachi 4:1-6

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Luke 1:39-56

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Mark 1:1-13

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Luke 1:57-80

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John 1:19-34

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Luke 2:1-20

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John 1:35-51

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John 1:1-18

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John 2:1-12

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Luke 2:21-40

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Isaiah 60:1-22

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Luke 2:41-52

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Isaiah 61:1-11

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Titus 1:1-16

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Isaiah 62:1-12

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Titus 2:1-15

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Zephaniah 3:1-20

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Titus 3:1-15

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Zechariah 8:1-23

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Revelation 1:1-20

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Zechariah 9:9-17 23


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