Church Council

May 19, 2019

Leadership Retreat on June 8

The Little River UCC Church Council will have a leadership retreat to on Saturday, June 8 from 8:30 to 11:30 am in the Jubilee Room. The purpose of the retreat is to review and reflect on the current governance structure in order to understand how it is working, to discern if and what change is needed, and to determine possible next steps. Church council members who are not able to attend are encouraged to complete this survey ( by June 8 in order to provide input. Please contact Karen Kleiber, Tom Ross, or Larry Roth with questions.

February 13, 2019

The Church Council met on February 13. Pastor Lindsey opened the meeting in prayer. Discussed were the treasurer's report, stewardship, the Excellence in Ministry Award for Pastor Alexis, the Endowment Fund (including a proposal for Room 7 renovation), and the transition of church software. Communications Committee is exploring the live-streaming of sermons. Christian Education chair talked about the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Deacon chair spoke about Lent planning. Nominations and Appointments chair reminded us that there are still key vacancies, including that of Church Clerk. Personnel is now staffed by three members. Little River UCC has a date of Sunday, March 17 for the Hypothermia Dinner. Pastor David gave an update on his Sabbatical planning. Under New Business, the committee discussed the need for a new governance model. Ministry Board will assist with fundraising planning for benevolences. The Council decided to start meeting at 7:00 pm instead of 7:30 pm, and that both Governance and Ministry Boards would meet on March 13 and that agendas would be shared in advance. Pastor David closed the meeting in prayer.

August 8, 2018

The Church Council met on August 8, and discussed the work to be done in the Social Hall in August to repair and improve the wall where the bulletin boards are currently located. This project addresses one of several issues in the Social Hall during a narrow window available to deal with it in August. There may be some modest construction mess while the project is underway. It is expected to take one to two weeks and includes removing the baseboard heater units on that wall. Other issues in the Social Hall will be the focus of future projects.