Monday, January 23, 2017

A Summary of Our Annual Congregational Meeting – Sunday, January 22, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

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The moderator, Teaching Elder Ed Rudiger, called the meeting to order and opened it with prayer. After determining that there was a quorum, Adam Dowler was appointed as the secretary for the meeting.

The congregation considered the following written reports:
  1. Some Thoughts from Ed
  2. Pastor’s Report
  3. Necrology Report
  4. Fifty-Year Members
  5. Annual Statistical Report
  6. Choir and Bell Choir Report
  7. Myrtle McHendry Report
  8. Presbyterian Women Report
  9. Deacon’s Report
  10. Endowment Report
  11. Memorial Report
  12. Mission Fund Report
  13. 2017 Budget
You can read these reports at Cove's Annual Meeting - Agenda and Reports. After each report was discussed, they were received as printed.

The congregation considered the following oral reports:
  1. Session Report – One of the Ruling Elders reported on the work done by the session during 2016 and read goals that the session has set for itself for 2017. It was moved that the oral report be received. The motion was seconded, discussed and carried.
  2. Trustee Report – The moderator of the trustees reported on the work currently being done by the board. It was moved that the oral report be received. The motion was seconded, discussed and carried.
The congregation considered the following items of business:
  1. The Election of A Ruling Elder – The Nominating Committee moved that Sue Willson be elected as a Ruling Elder, filling a vacancy in the class of 2017. The motion was discussed and carried.
  2. Changes to the Terms of Call – The Session moved and the congregation adopted the following as the Rev. Dr. James Rudiger’s terms of call for 2017:
    1. Pastor’s Salary (Gross) - $32,992.00
    2. Travel Allowance - $728.00
    3. Housing Allowance - $12,072.00
    4. Utility Allowance - $3,456.00
    5. SS Allowance - $4,860.00
    6. Continuing Education Time - Two Weeks
    7. Vacation Time - Four Weeks
    8. Spiritual Retreat Time - One Week
    9. The Travel Allowance will be disbursed monthly.
It was moved that the meeting be adjourned. The motion was seconded and carried. The meeting was closed with prayer.

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