Council Briefs for January 2, 2018 Meeting

Council noted Good Things at St.Jacob’s this past month included Marie liver transplant was a success, church attendance seems to be improving, advent services all went well and the messages in these were appreciated. Everyone seems to be enjoying Pastor’s devotions in the newsletters. He will continue to post these and looks forward to it! The Christmas Eve service was great along with the bells doing a wonderful job. The congregation seemed to like the one Christmas Eve service verses the two individual services. Thank you to Robin and Gerald for finding the candles!

Ministry Teams- Thank you to those that submitted monthly reports. A few highlights of Monthly Team
reports are included below.

The Building team will meet again in the next several weeks to discuss future plans. At the moment they are
visiting other church kitchens to research building ideas.

Communication/Membership Secretary– Our current statistical information includes 355 total membership.
Robin is working to prepare all required reports and information for the 2018 Annual Report Book.

Up and Going met on December 14th for a Christmas celebration. 19 members and guests were in
attendance. 90 lbs. of canned goods were donated to We Care! They all enjoyed a delicious meal and took part in
singing Christmas carols. A Christmas story reading was provided by Gloria and Bob.
Publicity Team- Thanks to David for helping out temporarily with the church sign.

Staff Support Team will continue to touch base with each staff member to determine any requests or
concerns for 2018.

Youth- The youth went to Generations and to nine individual homes on December 3rd singing Christmas
carols. They enjoyed playing a fun game at the youth party afterwards. Thanks to Gerald for driving the bus.