St. John the Divine Church Council Meeting
April 5th 2020
Present: Reverend Cameron Gutjahr, David Hildreth, Karen Brumpton, Eve Brealey,
Rita Carey, Pam Tattersfield, Muriel Shephard, Anna Morgan
Regrets: Elaine Graham Note taker: Anna Morgan
Opening Prayer: Cameron recited a poem The Donkey by Chesterton
View and Acceptance of agenda. Moved by Karen seconded by Muriel...carried
Review and Acceptance of minutes...tabled till next meeting
Financials and Envelopes
Eve noted we have still been able to pay the bills.
Rita explained the pledged money from January 1st. - Feb.29th. Moved by Eve Seconded by Karen....carried
General Information...David and Cameron had a zoom meeting with the group from Diocese. Cameron’s salary will be paid and no assessment taxes from the parish for 5 months.
Fundraising The Spring Fling is cancelled, there was a discussion about doing something smaller in the summer.
• all the carpet has been installed.
There have been no new leaks in the roof
A big round of thanks to Trevor for not only looking after maintenance but
keeping us connected during the new “online distance reality”. A you tube
account has been set up and is running.
In this time of isolation the rent has not been payed. Our property manager will
deal with this we may qualify for some help from the government.
Staying Connected-Mandy Thursday and Good Friday services will be held on line Cameron has been in touch with Karen at the United Church to co-ordinate. Possibly
Discussion about trying to use zoom for certain services.
Parish List Updating-
• Cameron would like to see a proper Parish List created. David Pam ,Rita ,Elaine
,and Sarah Jane have volunteered to call parish members.
The Virtual discussion group met successfully on Zoom.
The Prayer group met successfully on zoom.
We need ideas for staying connected and showing love and care for the
congregation during this unusual time.
Children’s Ministry Grant
• there were 2 applicants none at the interview stage.
Prayer Group Discussion Group Ministry Group
all continue on Zoom.
Cameron will look into the Healing Touch .groups request.
Easter Cameron will continue his online sermons .they have been well received. Jesus in Islam
• Pam discussed her meeting on the 15th. with Anwer Qadir..the Multi Faith group is also excited to participate.
Adjournment.. moved by Dave seconded by Karen. Carried. Next meeting date May3rd.
Meeting closed with the Grace.