August Action Plan Updates

Amazing News!  Of the 15 short-term Action Plan goals laid our early in the summer, TWELVE have already been achieved!  That means that we probably need to set some more short-term goals.  Be sure to take a look at the Action Plan bulletin board in the narthex for more details on the Action Plan and our progress.  The system works!

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Baptism Service after worship on September 25

Foothill will hold a Baptism Service after worship on Sunday, September 25th.  This is a festive and joyous time of dedication of life to the Lord and his service.  Four families are planning to baptize children that day.  If you or your child would like to be baptized as well, contact Pastor Hans-Erik.

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Meet Victoria Gilmore

As part of the Action Plan our Staffing Team has been interviewing candidates for the position of Interim Pastor for Children and Youth.  Victoria Gilmore of Cottage Grove, MN has risen to the top and will be visiting Foothill the weekend of August 26-28.  Victoria has graduated with a Masters Degree from North Park Seminary in children’s ministry.  We are planning on a church potluck the evening of Saturday, August 27th for a Meet and Greet time.  Victoria will also be with us in worship on Sunday the 28th, and anyone is also invited to go out to lunch with her afterwards.

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3 Things from the July Executive Committee Meeting

ONE: Made plans to form the Landscape Team which can address concerns from the congregation and craft a workable plan to move forward on our landscaping plan (the plan to plan is brought to you in part by the department for redundancies department, a subsidiary of The Nordyne Industrial Conglomerate Concern).  TWO: Made more plans to transition check-signing duties to Kreig, Adele, and Dave Norlander.  THREE: Got a staffing plan update about Victoria Gilmore, a candidate for Interim Pastor for Children and Youth, and her planned visit to Foothill the weekend of August 28th.

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Action Plan Updates

  1. The Staffing Team had an interview with a candidate interested in our position for Interim Children and Youth Ministry pastor.  They will interview another candidate next week.
  2. The Prayer Team met on Tuesday, June 28th.  7 people attended and it was a deep time of bathing the church, our membership, and the action plan in prayer.  They will meet again on July 25th.
  3. The Neighborhood Team Aesthetics group has been asked to start looking for attractive designs for informational kiosks.
  4. The Action Plan is fully funded as a result of the passage of our Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget at the Annual Meeting.
  5. The Action Plan and its work will become a standing agenda item for the Executive Committee in its work starting with their July meeting.

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3 Things from the Annual Meeting

Foothill’s Annual Meeting was held on June 26th.  Here’s what happened:

  1. We passed a budget including support for the Vitality Action Plan and salary for a ministry position helping with Children and Youth.
  2. Spread a motion on the minutes for action in 6 months time to amend the constitution.  The Amendment would allow flexibility for scheduling the dates for future Annual and Semi-Annual meetings.
  3. Elected a slate of Officers and Board members.

Thanks to all who attended.  It was truly a blessed event!

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