Redding Pilgrim
Congregational Church, UCC

May 2016 Council Retreat and Meeting Minutes

Minutes from 5/21/16 Council Retreat

A Pilgrim Council Retreat was held from 9:30-4:30 p.m. at New Clarivaux in Vina. Pastor Ann led the Council attendees in several community building exercises then spoke to us at length about maintaining a calm and non-anxious leadership style during her upcoming sabbatical.

After meeting in small groups, the Council met altogether to discuss concerns and offer suggestions for the sabbatical period.  The following topics were discussed:

Minutes from 5/21/16 Council Meeting

Meeting called to order by Moderator Tere Hancock at 2:37 pm.

Old Business: None

Treasurer’s Report: Lu Trullinger will be resigning from this Council position around September 1, 2016. Requests for nominations will be posted in the June newsletter and worship bulletins. Hopefully, a new Treasurer will be with us for our next Council meeting on June 30 and working with Lu in the months of July and August. Best wishes were extended to Lu on her upcoming move.

Co-co Report:  Tyler Shuster, Connecting Co-co, announced that wifi is now available throughout our church’s first floor. Thank you, Tyler, for making this possible.

Pastor’s Report:  Pastor Ann expressed her appreciation to the Council and our congregation for the gift of her upcoming sabbatical. She also expressed her confidence in the lay leadership of the church in her absence.

Pastor-Parish Relations Report: Paula Kahler reported that the PPR will be meeting with Pastor Ann and writing a subsequent article for the church newsletter. Their aim will be to offer reassuring words to the congregation about its wellbeing during Pastor Ann’s absence.

Pastor Ann offered a closing prayer and the meeting was adjourned at 2:57 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Heather Hennessey