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 - 34th Anniversary.  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