401 Scammel St.
Marietta, Ohio  45750
Council Minutes

Congregation Council Meeting Minutes

June 15, 2020



Present: Teresa Cochran,

Fraser MacHaffie, Kim Bandy, Ron Calvert, Jackie Alden, Mike Siddall, Tony LeMaster, Garrett Lamb

Absent: Pastor Steve

Call to Order & Time: Teresa called the meeting

to order at 6:03pm.

Prayer & Devotions: Prayer offered by Kim Bandy

Approval of June 1, 2020 Minutes: Kim moved to approve minutes, Tony seconded, minutes were approved.

Pastor’s Report: None

Financial Reports: Provided and discussed. There was a sizeable annual insurance expense in May reflected in May’s report.

Committee Reports:

Were not given due to no activity.

Old Business:

n Discussion of planning for return to worship.

n Council received a letter from Carol Lyons with some kind words of encouragement and a discussion of her thoughts on Holy Grounds.

n Water fountains have been taken offline and are not functioning. Air conditioning has been checked. These have been tested to do what is necessary in terms of air flow and were approved.

n Fraser reported that he has heard back from Church Mutual. The policy excludes coverage for “loss due to virus or bacteria.” There is no rider available to cover such a loss, so there is no available option for any additional coverage.

n 63 survey responses have been received and the results provided to Council.

n Guidelines for resuming in-person worship were circulated and discussed. Will change 4th bullet point to say that “Face coverings are required.” Will also add that offering plates will be placed in the front and back of the sanctuary. And that bulletins will be placed in the pews at the assigned seating areas. Recommended that people not congregate outside the exits, so that others can maintain social distancing while exiting. Will add that the air conditioning system has been inspected and approved for operation. Specify that the process for leaving from closest to farthest from the exits applies to 10:30 service. To be signed electronically by Teresa Cochran when finalized. Changes to be made by Kim Bandy and circulated by email for final approval.

Jackie Alden made a motion to reopen on June 28, 2020, with guidelines to be sent in advance. Tony seconded; motion passed.

Mike, Kim, and Jackie will serve as ushers on June 28, and possibly Teresa if she is here.

Adjourned at 6:42pm.


Next Meeting: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 6:00pm, unless an earlier meeting is called by