Chair, Capital Development Financial Advisory Task Force Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on To be determined. As indicated in my report of last month, the two reports that I am submitting provide updated information on the status of our capital development project, especially how we are doing financially with respect to expected costs and available and anticipated revenues. The Plan of Finance that I am submitting today, August 10, 2020, is an update to the Plan of Finance document associated with the congregational approval of the project in September 2019.
Both documents show that our project, although beginning later than expected, appears on sound financial health. We suggest we proceed with cautious optimism.
We would like the opportunity to review the documents for discussion and comment at our Council meeting via Zoom tomorrow evening (Tuesday, August 11, 2020). They are planned for distribution to the congregation through our web and various media later this week.
Bob Frymoyer, Chair
Capital Development Financial Advisory Task Force
Community Outreach Ministries Report – Submitted by Mitzi Jones Next meeting on 8/18/20. Zoom meeting to discuss designated gift distribution
Pastor Liz, missions and community outreach zoom meeting to discuss feasibility of Fall "God's work, Our Hands" campaign – TBD
Super response from congregation in support of the July Giving Tree Parking Lot Collections, many donations, trunks were full AND over $2,000 in monetary contributions have been received! Trinity members are the best!
Next Meeting 8/18/20
Mission Report – Submitted by Mary Ellen Hettinger Next meeting on 7/15/2020. Good day,
Missions met 6/16/20 and regrouped on Zoom for mtg, Discussed some basic plans for rest of year. Meeting again 7/15/20 and will have better idea for plans for next few months-Watch for August virtual 'Bread Sale' for World Hunger in August- Thanks
Faith Formation Committee Report – Submitted by Serena Fedor Next meeting on September 10: 6:30-7:30 PM. Committee has not met since our May meeting. Kelly, Amy and Danelle have been hard at work to launch our virtual VBS. VBS kicks-off on Monday, July 13th, but the program is designed for families to do at their own pace and when it works best for their schedules. We are so grateful for these leaders and their dedication to bringing Gods teachings and love to our children. Our next meeting is scheduled for September 10: 6:30-7:30 PM.
Community Outreach Ministries Report – Submitted by Mitzi Jones Next meeting on 8/18/20. July Giving Tree Sunday July 26 10:30 -12:00 Trinity Parking Lot.
This group of volunteers tutors first and second graders for about an hour weekly in three schools in the Harrisburg School District.
Needs: composition books, pencil boxes, packs of tissues, #2 pencils, erasers
Camp Curtin YMCA
Camp Curtin believes that “communities are only successful if they give everyone the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.” Membership rates are based on household income with a goal that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Needs: Pampers and baby wipes, deodorant, dish soap, laundry detergent, feminine products, paper products
Ecumenical Food Pantry
Housed at Messiah Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, this food distribution program has served the community for more than 40 years.
Needs: non-perishable food items including canned fruits, vegetables, beans, chicken, tuna, rice, macaroni and cheese, dried pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, baby food/formula
Christ Lutheran Medical Mission
Located in the facilities of Allison Hill’s Christ Lutheran Church, this assistance program provides prenatal, medical and dental care to more than 800 local residents each month.
Needs: honey, small toothpaste tubes, bars of soap, plastic rain ponchos
Reports Submitted to Council for the June 9, 2020 Meeting
Mission Report – Submitted by Mary Ellen Hettinger Next meeting on 6/16/20 7 pm. Since it doesn't seem that we will be able to return to church in near future- we have set a zoom meeting for June 16 to discuss plans for rest of the year and some changes with the YAGM and new Missionary sponsorship to discuss
Capital Development Financial Advisory Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on tbd. Giving to "Honor Our Past, Plan Our Future" continues despite shutdown, although noticeably at reduced levels. April realized $16,300 (slightly more than half of first quarter monthly giving).
Total pledges $1,284,000 have increased only incidentally in 2020; non-pledged giving of $97,000 continues in a slow but steady fashion. To date we have receipted $869,000 from all giving to the campaign. Fund balance stands at $531,000 as of May 31, with $12,000 in disbursements (architect) for the month.
Giving performance compared to our adopted "Plan of Finance" appears cautiously optimistic; our budgeted contingency is now down to $33,000.
A full report of giving by category against the Plan of Finance budget will be developed through June 30 and reported next month.
Reports Submitted to Council for the May 12, 2020 Meeting
Appeal Finance Subcommittee Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on TBD. Giving to our "Honor Our Past, Plan Our Future" has continued despite our current shutdown of facilities for worship and ministries, although noticeably at reduced receipts for April. April realized a total of $14,700 or approximately only one half the monthly average for the first quarter of 2020.
Total pledges (currently at $1,284,000) have increased only incidentally since the beginning of the year, although non-pledged giving ($96,000), including several larger contributions during the first quarter, continues in a relatively steady fashion. Therefore, we have received a total of $853,000, including receipts from pledging. Fund balance as of April 30 stands at $526,400.
Comparing this performance against our adopted "Plan of Finance" appears favorable with caution: our budget contingency now is $73,000. Updated projections on anticipated other revenues will be reported in June or July. We plan to develop a report to the congregation on how we are doing financially for the Appeal in the near future as the project moves forward.
Strategic Planning Committee Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on ???. There have been no new initiatives or edits to this year's plan and no meetings scheduled.
Please pay attention to the goals/action steps in the plan related to your areas of ministry. Please ask yourself the question: What is the status of their being accomplished? Please also consider any adjustments or additions that would be good especially given our "current" situation. Thanks.
Reports Submitted to Council for the April 14, 2020 Meeting
Mission Report – Submitted by Mary Ellen Hettinger Next meeting on TBD- Hopefulyl remote this month or by email. Meeting in March did not occur due to Covid issue. Hope to connect soon this month with team pending updates with virus situation. Due to work from home I have been between computers. Blessings all!
Reports Submitted to Council for the March 10, 2020 Meeting
Capital Development Financial Advisory Group Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on April. We are continuing to track and note performance and receipts from our capital pledges (and non pledges). We will report in more detail at end of first quarter 2020. Certain initiatives are planned in concert with the Appeal Outreach Team.
As of February 21st we have received contributions from the capital appeal: Pledged $710,461; Nonpledged $90,041; Total $800,502.
Pledges total $1,124,720 plus $152,500.
At the end of February the Fund balance was $492,098.
February 11, 2020 Congregation Council Meeting
Strategic Planning Committee Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on March 2020. Thanks to all, the end of year status report on goal attainment from our strategic plan was completed and shared with all leadership and placed on our website.
Please share our progress in the various various area with others and remember this is a dynamic document which can be updated and goals added as you may wish throughout the year. Let’s celebrate Dii g God’s thing here at Trinity!!!
January 14, 2020 Congregation Council Meeting
Chair, Strategic Planning Committee Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on February 2020. Thanks to all who have submitted their end of year strategic planning committee report. The couple of non-reponders please do so.
Trinity's 2019 status report on our strategic plan will be completed and forwarded to Council and made available thorough our media by next week. It is exciting and good news about how we are doing in our focussed goals and ministries. As a note, please feel free to adjust or even add a goal/action step as you may wish in your area of ministry.
Great month and year in Christ!!
December 10, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
November 12, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
October 8, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
September 10, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
July 9, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
June 11, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
P&C Team Report – Submitted by Danelle Andrews Next meeting on TBD. The P&C Committee has not had a formal meeting since the last council meeting. Stephanie Maurer and I meet regularly to discuss P&C concerns. Our biggest challenge ahead of us is finding a new Webmaster, as Jeff Weaver plans on retiring at the end of this year. If you know of anyone who may be interested in this volunteer position, please contact me.
May 14, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
Missions Report – Submitted by Mary Ellen Hettinger Next meeting on 5/29/19. Mission team has not met since last month. Meeting this month. Barbara Krieble informed team that Pastor Hand's from Eagles Wings Ministry will be doing talks at Trinity on May 18/19. Will be planning on visit from missionaries/Troesters in early August 3/4th Next meeting will set plans for their visit as well as calendar for rest of 2019 and into 2020.
Chair, Strategic Planning Committee Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on tbd after first half of year review of progress on plan. We will review the status of progress on the various plan goals/action steps in July/August. Please review your areas and advise of any issues you may be facing in their completion. There will be no mid-year formal report this year and we will wait until the end of year report to be undertaking.
The capital and financial development portions of the plan will are proceeding with additional project specification and proposed plan of finance.
April 9, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
Chair, Srtrategic Planning Committee Report – Submitted by Bob Frymoyer Next meeting on June 2019. Our Committee continues to monitor and review the various goals/action steps in Trinity's strategic plan for 2018-2020, the second phase of our overall planning process.
Please take a look again at others' areas of action steps, especially in relation to your goal areas.
We are progressing with certain of our steps; others not as much in the various ministerial goals. The capital development, appeal, and financial analyses are now advancing again, and reports on these areas of the plan are available, including building projects and preliminary draft financials.
APPEAL AWARENESS TEAM Report – Submitted by RICK STEN Next meeting on TBD. We will meet immediately following the reveal of the plan presented by the appeal property advisory team headed by Charlie Suhr…at that time we will plan the means to provide information and promotion of the plan as well as generating additional pledging.
March 12, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
Missions Report – Submitted by Mary Ellen Hettinger Next meeting on 3/27/19. Happy March ! The Missions team did not meet in February, but will meet again in March. We are continuing to work with the others in the planning for the Mardi Gras Fundraiser this May 5th. Lenten Boxes are in various areas around the church and we continue to promote. We also had our monthly coffee sale on March 3rd ! Bulletin boards promoting our fundraiser in May as well as information on mission partners continue to be updated.
Building Committee Report – Submitted by charles suhr Next meeting on 3/13/19. Our last meeting was held on 2/19/19 where we received a detailed breakdown of the Phase 1 improvements with cost estimates. Our consultant has broken Phase 1 into two sub-phases which could be constructed separately, and to allow for flexibility in budgeting. Some minor changes to the plans were suggested at the 2/19 meeting, and revised drawings are being developed and will be reviewed at our upcoming meeting. If all goes well, I will be in a position to report all of this directly to council at its April meeting.
February 12, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
Fellowship Report – Submitted by Rick Sten Next meeting on February 28, 2019. As of January 1, 2019…Kathy Holmes steps down as Fellowship Committee Chairperson and Rick Sten will be the new chairperson. First official meeting for 2019 will take place on February 28. A tentative timeline for benchmark fellowship events for 2019 will be mapped out at the meeting along with looking into new possibilities for the year as well.
January 14, 2019 Congregation Council Meeting
Property Report – Submitted by charles suhr Next meeting on 1/29/19. I will not be at the council meeting on 1/14/19, as I will be on vacation in Singapore. Property Committee did not meet in December. As for the building improvements team, our designing/contractor partner is working through what improvements are feasible given the budget we provided ($2,000,000) for what we set out as phase 1 improvements. We were to meet on 1/9/19, but cost information from our HVAC & sprinkler people was not yet available, so I cancelled the meeting. I am anticipating that we will have a full picture in early February of what improvements are within our budget.
December 10, 2018 Congregation Council Meeting
Worship Team Facilitator Report – Submitted by Jane Killian Next meeting on February 2019. In addition to our November meeting minutes, thank you to all who made it possible to purchase and place armchairs in Fellowship Hall. Erich Sprowls put in many hours as soon as they arrived to assemble the eighteen chairs in time for worship on December 8 and 9. I was able to explain to many people why the chairs were necessary, and my quick conversations on Sunday proved the need for them. The arms and seat height make standing up much easier for users with knee and leg problems.
Strategic Planning Report – Submitted by bob frymoyer Next meeting on January 2019. QUICK REMINDER: UPDATES TO YOUR SECTION OF TRINITY'S STRATEGIC PLAN REPORT ARE DUE THIS WEEKEND. PLEASE REFER TO LAST MONTH'S REPORT AND THE EMAIL SENT TO YOU ON NOVEMBER 29TH THROUGH TOM NOTESTINE. THANKS.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.