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Council Meeting Highlights - November 2017

Council Highlights
November 20, 2017
The Council continues to work with Pastor Kelly, the Executive Committee, and congregational members during this interim period to update key administrative items such as Employee Handbook and cleaning up of the membership rolls.

Part of The Council’s responsibility is to insure that all congregational documentation is in order according to ELCA Guidelines. There were changes made to the model constitution at the church wide assembly and have to be adopted by us. In order to be in compliance we need to update our constitution. We will be moving forward with those changes. This means that in turn our Trinity Lutheran Church Constitution will be updated/amended to include all changes. Look for a summary of the ConstitutionChanges to be communicated soon, along with details regarding 
discussion opportunity. This Constitution Update will be on the agenda at our Annual Meeting on January 28, 2018.

The financial situation was reviewed and per the Finance Committee, the projected year
-end budget deficit is expected to be approximately $74,000. Mike Scholzel, Treasurer,will have preliminary 2018 budget information available for the December meeting.

The Council spent a significant part of the November meeting discussing the music ministry plan for the interim. We are stepping out in faith, that while keeping aligned with our current budget, we will be embracing a three-fold approach to our music ministry needs. We are pleased to announce that Eric West has accepted the position of Interim Director of Music. Coty Colson is serving as our Interim Saturday evening accompanist until the first of the year for Praise Team. We will be recruiting an interim accompanist for the choir. Please welcome Eric and Coty as they share their gifts of music and leadership with our congregation.

Norene Rolenitus
Council Secretary

675 East Algonquin Road  Des Plaines, IL 60016  ​(847) 827-6656