Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The Church in Central New York founded and consistently fostered by the GLBTQIS community. October 31, 2017 was the 34th Anniversary in our 35th year in Ministry.
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Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.

Agenda

33rd ANNUAL MEETING in the 34th YEAR OF MINISTRY

January 29, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Ray Of Hope Church Parsonage

380 W. First St. Elmira NY

 

Members of the Ray Of Hope Church Council are:

Lisa Frost (1/18), Veronica Floyd (1/19), April Struhm (1/18),

 Br. Shawn F. Benedict (Appointed Pastor)

 

PRAYER

 

OPENING AND ESTABLISHMENT OF MEMBERSHIP QUORUM

(As of this meeting there are 17 members eligible to vote.  According to the by-laws, a quorum for the Congregational Meeting is 25%, therefore 5 members must be present)

 

Quorum established with         of 16 total members present.

 

AGENDA REVIEW & APPROVAL  

 

Motion to approve agenda:.            second:  

Vote:               in favor          opposed         abstain                      

 

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF CONGREGATIONAL MEETING MINUTES

 

Motion to approve minutes of 9/11/2016 Congregational Meeting:

second:                       

Vote:               in favor                      opposed                    abstain                      

 

OFFICERSí REPORTS: 

Moderatorís Report: (Veronica Floyd)   

Vice Moderatorís Report: (No Vice Moderator at this time)

Treasurerís Report: (Lisa Frost)

Clerkís Report: (No Clerk at this time)-see Moderatorís report

Appointed Pastorís Report:  (Brother Benedict)

                       

Motion to approve Officerís Reports:                     second:                    

Vote:               in favor                      opposed                    abstain                      

 

REPORTS OF RAY OF HOPE CHURCH: (these are included with the Officerís Reports)

Syracuse, Southern Tier Extension

St. Benedict of Nursia Memorial Library

Pride Month Committee

Building Reports/Building Improvements Committee

Corporation Fundraising

Westcott St. Fair

501(c)(3)

Technology Report

Pastoral Search Committee

 

 

Motion to Approve Committee Reports:                          

 

 second:

Vote:               in favor                      opposed                    abstain                      

 

OLD BUSINESS: (None)

 
NEW BUSINESS:

 

1)    Motion to approve budget for 2017:                 second:

Vote:               in favor                      opposed                    abstain                  

 

 

2)  Motion to appoint Rev. Br. Shawn F. Benedict to the office of Appointed Pastor for Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ from 2/1/2017 to 1/31/2018:                                        

second:

Vote:               in favor                      opposed                    abstain                      

 

2)    Motion to approve $5640.00 of the amount listed under Pastoral Investment on the 2017 budget as Parsonage Allowance for Pastor Shawn F. Benedict: 

 

second:

Vote:               in favor                      opposed                    abstain                      

 

COMMENTS/REMARKS FROM THOSE IN ATTENDANCE  

                                 

REMARKS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

PRAYER

 

MOTION TO ADJOURN:                   second:

Vote:               in favor                      opposed                    abstain                      

 

 

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