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Management met on October 11 at 6:30 p.m. along with Susan Johnston. Sue and Susan reviewed and presented the September Financial Statements, which were approved unanimously. Our 2022 budget continues to remain close to projections. We discussed the Temple Talks on October 1 and 2, given by a representative from the Columbiana County Humane Society, which were well received. We plan to add the Humane Society to our 2023 Faith Budget. We discussed finalizing a 2023 Budget for our November meeting, which would include considering our NEO Synod’s Pastoral compensation recommendations. Our objective is to approve the 2023 Budget for Council’s consideration next month. We also moved to present to Council the renewal of the Portico Health Insurance Plan for the pastor. This is the same plan that we have used in recent years and that has worked well for him. Finally, Pastor shared a letter that estimates that our 2023 gas utility costs will almost double for 2023. Our next meeting is moved to Monday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday November 8 is Election Day.
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