Our 2021 Moderator is Linda O’Riley and our 2021 Vice Moderator is Maribeth Peiniger.

Moderator’s Report – 2020

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
But in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests,
But also to the interests of others.  Phil. 2: 3 and 4

Our year started off normal.  We had our Annual Meeting Feb. 2, and it was business as usual for the Church Council.  Then the pandemic hit and put us in a situation we had never been in before.

In March we had to close the church to all activities.  Our sanctuary was closed and we had to start having our services on Facebook.  This took some getting used to, but we persevered. 

In April I attended a Zoom meeting for the Rocky Mountain Conference Moderator’s.  We discussed how the churches were handling being closed. We were told about the pandemic and how to stay safe.

I sent out a letter to the congregation explaining the church is closed through April and the council would vote again to see if we open in May.

In May I sent out a similar letter explaining we would be closed for May.

The council continued having meetings on Zoom to take care of any business and to decide if we would open the church. 

In July we put a COVID-19 team together to get a plan in place to reopen the church.  However, because the restrictions from the Governor we weren’t able to open.  We tried the last Sunday in October but had to close again.

This is probably the first time our sanctuary was not decorated for Christmas, but a couple of elves did decorate the front doors and the railings. We had a Christmas ornament drive by to decorate the big tree in front of the church and we asked the community to add their decorations. 

I want to thank everyone on the council and the Pastor for helping us get through this time.

Linda O’Riley

Click here for the 2020 Moderator’s Report by Linda O’Riley.

Click here for the 2019 Moderator’s Report by Linda O’Riley.

Click here for the 2018 Moderator’s Report by Deb Bornholdt.

Click here for the 2018 Vice Moderator’s Report by Linda O’Riley.

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