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Management met in person on May 11. Our church accountant, Susan Johnston also attended. Treasurer, Sue Dean reviewed our April financial statement. We thankfully remain on budget for the year. We made one recommendation to Council regarding the funding for the work at the church and apartment. Funds will come from a combination of Thrivent, Endowment and our Capital Improvement Budget. Pastor updated us on his search for a Child and Family Development Intern through Seminary. I gave an update on our IT projects for a new camera for streaming and hot spot replacement along with a report from our Endowment Board meeting the previous evening. We decided to eliminate The Confirmation Camp Envelope beginning next year. Finally, we thanked and wished out-going committee member, Luke Kastenhuber the very best. Luke is leaving this summer to attend Law School.
Property Division met on May 4 in the Education Building parlor. Dave Coy reported the progress of the apartment, hallway and sacristy project. The order has been placed for the new lighting fixtures which should be received and installed in the first part of June. When that is complete, the painting will begin. It was decided to get Congregational Life's guidance on the refrigerator and freezer requirements for the Fellowship Hall kitchen. Using this information, we will get the equipment ordered so it is on hand when needed. It was reported that the pictures of the past pastors over the Wilson Street doors were fading. Dorothy Conser will research and recommend corrections for this problem. Tony Ieropoli will obtain current pricing for the new equipment storage shed and check the installation requirements.
Membership Division - We now have an active Facebook page for Emmanuel Lutheran Church members to follow. Please consider following us there. You will find service schedules, links for YouTube weekly service videos and Pastor Alan’s sermon each week. Also, we hope to include other special announcements and inspirational posts that will nurture your faith and renew your connection to your church family. If you have any ideas for posts, such as announcements of births, marriages, graduations or any life events you wish to share, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .... do not forget to include pictures. There are two other Facebook pages out there for Emmanuel Lutheran Salem that are not active. Pastor and I have not been able to take them down due to lack of proper administration rights. Please be sure to use the page with Jesus’ face as the profile picture . . . Yes, follow Jesus!
251 S. Broadway Avenue
Salem, OH 44460