St. Michael’s Mission Council Meeting – Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – 8.00 p.m.


MINUTES
In attendance: Keith and Sheila Hartman, Tony and Gina Sacheli, Joe and Margaret Bews and Mavis Hills. Absent with regrets, Barbara Zimmer

1. Opening:
St. Michael’s Mission Council attended the High Country Ministerial Lenten Series. The topic was “Prayer” and was presented by Pastor Gilbert Kidd of the Longview Bible Fellowship.

2. The Meeting convened at 8.00p.m.
The Minutes of February 26 2014 were reviewed and accepted as presented.

3a) Business Arising:
Addition of members to Council with focus on three positions:

(i) Representative to attend St. James Council Meetings
(ii) Spiritual Committee
(iii) Hospitality/Social events Committee

(i) The Committee is still in need of someone to attend monthly Council meetings at St. James on behalf of the St. Michael’s Mission Council. The representative would attend both meetings and report/liaise with both groups Discussion took place and Joe Bews will follow up on this.

(ii) Spiritual Committee Coordinator – The role of a Spiritual Committee Coordinator was discussed and discernment took place as to the focus and role. St. Michael’s Mission Council recommends that the Spiritual Committee Coordinator determine programs that would best fit the needs of the St. Michael’s community in communication with Fr. Yarek. Mavis agreed to take on this role in conjunction with a team of 3 or 4 parishioners who would serve on the Spiritual Committee. Several names were presented. Gina Sacheli agreed to be part of the Spiritual Committee. Mavis will follow up on this.

(iii) Hospitality/Social events Committee.
Gina Sacheli shared that she will continue in this role.

3b) Update on artwork for windows. Nothing to report at this time.

3c) Update on Cost of stained glass windows. Tony Sacheli did some preliminary work in this area to determine costs for stained glass windows. A rough estimate would be approximately $6,000 per window. They also looked at the option of silk screening – which would be a less expensive way to produce look-alike stained glass. However this method (silk-screening) would only be visible from the inside of the Church.  Discussion took place on both options.

Tony will speak to Fr. Yarek to let him know what St. Michael’s Mission Council is looking at and to request permission to present to St. James Finance Committee.

3d) Cement floor upkeep: The group discussed options and possibilities to re-do the basement floor. Sheila will follow up on this item.

3e) Pattern for altar server vestments: Item tabled until the next meeting. Barbara will be asked to speak to this.

3f) Minutes of February 26 2014 were emailed to the Parish Office with a request to post on the website.

4. Committee Reports: There were no reports at this time.

5. New Business: Minister’s Schedule Coordinator: St. Michael’s Mission Council will be looking for someone to take on this role. Mavis will follow up on this.

6. Next meeting: Wednesday, May 28th 7.00 p.m.

7. Closing: The meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.

4. Committee Reports: There were no reports at this time.

5. New Business: Minister’s Schedule Coordinator: St. Michael’s Mission Council will be looking for someone to take on this role. Mavis will follow up on this.

6. Next meeting: Wednesday, May 28th 7.00 p.m.

7. Closing: The meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.