October 2022 Council Highlights
The monthly meeting of Hope Lutheran’s Church Council was hybrid, held Tuesday, October 18, 2022 in Hope’s conference room.
• God Work Our Hands was on October 2nd. There was 92 in attendance for service and over 60 lunches were served. Thank you so much to all who helped with the worship service and all the projects. Your time, work, and organization was greatly appreciated by those of Hope and our community.
• Hope is operating at a significant loss compared to budget this year. Any extra contributions to the general fund are much appreciated to keep Hope happening! Hope’s Council and Finance Team are working to reorganize some expenditures and save where we can to shrink this deficit by December. Share your input to help handle this deficit and ensure balanced budgeting for 2023 with the finance team at the upcoming congregational forums on October 23rd between services, or at 12:15 hybrid in the conference room, and October 26th after Wednesday Night Dinner.
• The Call Team continues to keep the process moving forward. They are currently drafting a survey for which the team needs full congregation participation. The survey will ultimately help the team draft Hope’s Mission Purpose and Direction for the Ministry Site Profile.
• Hope Matters! Our Stewardship Drive continues. We are hearing why Hope Matters to some of our members during Sunday service Temple Talks. Why does Hope matter to you, and how are you called to respond with your time, talents, and treasure to God’s many blessings in your life? Look for your pledge card coming soon in the mail. The Stewardship Drive will culminate with a Day of Prayer for Hope Lutheran Church on Saturday, October 29th. Sign up for a 30-minute block to come and pray for Hope’s future mission and ministry. The next day will be Hope’s Stewardship Sunday, October 30th, (Reformation Sunday) with one service at 10 a.m., followed by a free will offering catered brunch and fellowship in the community center. Please RSVP for brunch!
• Coming soon! Trunk or Treat is Sunday, October 30th, 6-8 p.m. with a Disney theme. Thank you to those who have already inquired about volunteering. Please sign up to decorate a trunk or volunteer in other ways via the link in the News from Hope or in the office, and please help fill the candy donation bins!
• Please help Hope Lutheran realize its full potential by submitting your nominations for leadership teams, including the Nominating Team, Learning Tree Board, and Church Council! Forms can be picked up in the narthex or church office. When completed, forms may be dropped in a nominations box or returned to the church office by Sunday, October 30th. If you wish to nominate more than one person, please submit one slip per nominee.
Next church council meeting is hybrid, Hope Lutheran conference room, Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Respectfully submitted 10/21/22,
Amanda Berryhill, Council Secretary