March 22 , 2018 Council Minutes

“Treaty People”

We acknowledge that we are Treaty people and that, we are gathered in the traditional territory of Nakota, Lacota and Cree First Nations, an area more recently known as the Larger Area included in Treaty 4.


  1. Call to Order:

The Council Meeting was called to order March 22nd, 2018 at 7:05pm.


  1. Attendance:

Laura Richard, Rev. Jim Tenford,  Arlene Clark, Dale Hall, Sheila Leahy,

Vivian Meikle, Karen Mundt, Margaret Scott

Regrets:  Arnold Giddings, Diana Humenick, Lynann Pethick


  1. 1. Opening Prayer: Karen Mundt
  2. Rev. Jim’s Time:  Rev. Jim spoke about Easter  – the image of death and   rebirth which applies to our lives – to let go or to look at new ways of doing

things.   St. Andrew’s has moved forward.  People are seeing

St. Andrew’s in a fresh light.  What is life giving and what needs to die.  Is there             something we can be or do to be friendlier and show our Christianity

to others.


  1. Adoption of Agenda:

Addition to the Agenda:

Scott Woods Concert Saturday, June 9th, 2018 7pm.

Karen Mundt moved that the Agenda be adopted with the addition of

Scott Woods concert.   Margaret Scott 2nded the motion.          CARRIED


  1. Minutes of Previous Meeting: Dale Hall, Affirm advised that the Affirm

service date should have been May 6th, 2018.

Dale Hall moved to accept the minutes of the previous meeting with the

correction of the date for Affirm Service.   Sheila Leahy 2nded the motion.


  1. Correspondence:
  2. Moose Jaw Pride Property Update

Karen Mundt moved to accept the notice from Moose Jaw Pride with regret and file the             correspondence.  Sheila Leahy 2nded the motion.                             CARRIED

  1. Perfect Pen & Stationery

After discussion Karen Mundt moved that 100 purple pens be ordered.

The motion was amended to 250 purple pens with Sheila Leahy 2nding

the amended motion.                                                                              CARRIED





  1. G. Committee Reports:
  2. Minister’s Report – attached to agenda

Rev. Jim added that St. Andrew’s United has completed its

1 year sponsorship of Bashar Youssef.  The other refugee efforts


Hayileab Kiflet – he has lost contact with his family .

Church of God – they have been moved up so there is a family that is           on a wait list for sponsorship.

  1. Affirm Committee – attached to agenda
  2. Archives – no report
  3. Men’s Group – Sheila Leahy reported there were 11 men in

attendance.  The UCW served beef on a bun and cake.

Hanan from MJMC is helping UCW so she will have experience

for her resume.

  1. Ministry & Personnel – Karen Mundt moved Jenna be hired and             remuneration be changed in accordance with the

M & P report attached to the minutes.   Dale Hall 2nded.


  1. Nominations – no report
  2. Outreach Committee – attached to agenda
  3. Chinook Presbytery – Attached to the Minutes.

Rev. Jim advised that he would be handing the Chair of

Presbytery over at their next meeting.

  1. Property – no report
  2. Trustees – no report
  3. C.W. –  Attached to the minutes

& Pastoral Care – Attached to the agenda

  1. Visioning Team – Attached to the Minutes

Karen Mundt suggested that Laura Richard do a Minute Speak

Sunday March 25th, 2018 to let the congregation   aware

  1. Worship Committee – Attached to agenda

Sheila Leahy requested that the bulletin state there would be

no Sunday School on Easter Sunday, April 1st, 2018.  The

service will be Intergenerational.

  1. Finance – attached to Agenda

Laura Richard mentioned the Visioning Committee be added                                     under Ministry Fund.  This will be tabled for the next Council                                                        Meeting.


  1. Adoption of Committee Reports – Vivian Meikle moved the Committee

reports be accepted.   Arlene Clark 2nded the motion.                CARRIED


  1. Old Business: There was no old business.


  1. New Business:
  • Hi speed Internet

No action by Council was required.  The report on High Speed was given

to keep the Church informed.

  • Scott Woods Concert June 9th, 2018, 7:00pm


  1. Commitments for April, 2018:

Meeting Opening & Closing Prayer:  Vivian Meikle

Celebration Box:   Diana Humenick


  1. Closing Prayer: Karen Mundt


  1. Adjournment of Meeting


The next Council meeting will be Thursday, April 26th, 2018

OR at the call of the Chair; and will take place in the Lounge of St. Andrew’s Church.



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Laura Richard, Chair                                    Donna Merrifield, Secretary