Respectfully Submitted by David Schoening

The church council met on November 14 with a very full agenda.

John Masterson presented a Strategic Planning Charter for our review. The charter will be discussed in depth at the December meeting.

Gary Campbell made a presentation on conflict resolution within the greater congregation.

An issue of child safety within the building has come up.  Paula Moore and Angela Tobias will draft a policy which will be reviewed by the council at a later date. We anticipate presenting the policy to the congregation for discussion and approval at the annual meeting.

Financial reports were reviewed with no unexpected issues identified.

A review of the preschool policies was presented, and no changes to the policies are recommended at this time. The preschool director will be invited to a council  meeting in the spring for additional discussions of long range plans and goals.

The progress of the columbarium was discussed. Fundraising is roughly 60% complete and site preparation is scheduled to begin shortly.

Kai reviewed preliminary discussions about church  community involvement in  homelessness and providing sanctuary.