Synopsis of the Parish Council Meeting, November 29, 2009

Father Michael presented the flyer for the Yolka on January 10, 2010.  The menu will be Turkey and the prices will be kept the same as previous years. A ticket person was selected and tickets will be mailed after stuffing envelopes on Sunday, December 6.  The raffle tickets will also be available.

Because of the assessment payment, the report was in the Red by $16,000.00. The figures for the utilities were not available for the report, therefore the item was left blank.  They will be available for the next report. The $700.00 under miscellaneous was the for the Bishop’s visit.

Carpeting and floor samples were looked at for the church, but tabled for now to see more samples.

The parking lot next to the church will be worked on Saturday, December 5, starting between 8 and 9 a.m. The parking lot will be cleaned up and gravel will be added to the big holes.

The kitchen needs to be remodeled. Thoughts to include part of the men’s room and the hall are being considered.

The children will again have a Christmas Party in the church hall and they will try to have a song or skit ready for the Yolka.  Parishioners are welcome to come to the children’s party.

Poinsettias will be purchased for the church for Christmas. Pascha flowers will be ordered soon.  It would also be nice to see parishioners decorating the church with window decorations, garlands and wreaths.

We are having the Cookie and Bake Sale.  It will be open to the public starting at 11:30 a.m. A sign will be available and put up outside the church.

Other things discussed are the following: replacing tiles in the ladies room, check on why the ceiling is starting to peel again – is it the roof? Also, children give flowers when greeting the Bishop the next time he comes to visit.

Submitted by Kathy Donabed