Leadership Staff Reports
Question: parking is tight on Sunday mornings. Any suggestions: David Anderson: it would be better if people arrived early & parked in the UW Central Garage off 42nd (under Red Square). There is always parking available there and that would save the close-in spots for visitors and those who have mobility challenges.
2016 End of Year Preliminary Financial Report
We pretty much made budget everywhere. Pledges were about $20K above budget & all revenue lines were above budget. Expenses: Personnel was significantly above budget, Stewardship & Finance was below contract because of a new Tech contract, which reduced time & materials bills. Net: about $10K surplus. Greg shared an old Methodist phrase “Our hearts were strangely warmed”.
2017 Budget Follow-up
Treasurer Don Guthrie and Church Administrator David Anderson proposed a process to implement the additional pledges inviting boards and others to respond to a series of questions. David and Don will present an AIR Form to implement for discussion at the February meeting.
Supplemental Christian Education staffing
Designated $2400 from Council Discretionary Funds for supplemental Sunday morning Christian Education staffing. There’s a ‘baby boom’ & we need a temporary person for infant care.
Thanks to Walt & Marie Williams for bequest of $20K & to Rachel & Robert Waggoner for gift annuities of $14,891.97.
Walter was a 72-year member of UCUCC: from 1934 until he died in November 2006. He was a church council moderator, a member of the trustees, and active in a variety of ways. Marie was a 57-year member of UCUCC: from 1949 until she died in September 2006. She was a member of Circle IV and engaged in service in the church in many ways.
Bob and Rae were long-time members of UCUCC. They became members here in 1942. When they moved to West Seattle in 1959 they joined Fauntleroy United Church of Christ. In 1970 they moved back to north Seattle and rejoined UCUCC until Bob died in 2000, and Rae died in 2016. Bob was a member of the trustees, and active in the regional United Church of Christ conference. Rae was active in the congregation and faithful in her worship attendance for many years.
Turner Commons Dedication
David: Turner Commons, incorporating Turner Narthex, Turner Lounge, Turner Kitchen is important & a good celebration. There will be an article will be in next newsletter. David and Catherine will work with the Turner Legacy Committee on a dedication.
Developing Task Force for Identifying Missional Priorities
Consensus for the Moderator to invite some people to serve on a Task Force, and to bring back an AIR Form to authorize.
Developing Task Force for Facility Use Rms 104/105/106
Developing a task force for use of Rooms 104/105/106. Examples were given of programs & organizations that could use this space. We won’t be hurting for ideas. Consensus for the Moderator to draft an AIR Form and invite participation, reflecting diversity in Ministry focus.