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Current Council Members

President Wayne Jacobson, Vice President Kristina McBurney, Treasurer Cindy Wilson, Secretary Julie Creeden, Nathan Greiner, Chris Hansen, Beth Harris, Kristie Lehman, Ron Martin, Interim Pastor Mike Brost,

Associate Interim Pastor Tim Boettger, and Church Administrator Kaylene Hoskins.

Monthly Update

June 23rd, 2024

The Council met this past Tuesday, and we wanted to highlight a few things that we thought were important to keep you informed.


Marc Rath, our Director of Facilities, was on our agenda to follow up on discussions about our security policies and procedures for an active threat emergency and also tornado, fire, and other medical emergencies. He also showed us the facilities, supplies, equipment, and vehicles that were formerly used by Blessed Beginnings. The council found this very helpful as we consider the next steps for all those items.


We have also been working to improve our committee structure and bring them into alignment with Nazareth’s by-laws. We are currently seeking volunteers with a background in education to serve on the Education Committee. You can contact Beth Harris or email the council from the website naz.org if you are interested. The Stewardship Committee has been working diligently to update our Stewardship emphasis and they are looking forward to sharing it with all of us this fall. For those of you who are believers in Jesus Christ, we ask that you prayerfully consider the individual gifts and talents the Lord has given you and how they could be used to serve the ministries of Nazareth. There is not a ministry here in this church that could not use your help.


At mid-year, giving continues to stay ahead of our expenses, and we are so thankful for your faithfulness and support of this church's ministry.

 

The council received an update on the Welcome Home campaign. We continue to check off the list of various projects that were part of that appeal. Most recently, roof repairs were made over the Family Life Center, and a parking lot resurfacing project on the west side will begin soon.

 

As all of you know we have our final affiliation vote scheduled for August 28th at 6:30 PM. It will be a repeat of the exact same process and time commitment that you experienced at our recent vote in April. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of your attendance.


Finally, we know many of you pray for us regularly. We feel and experience its power. We thank you, and please know that we, as a council, pray for you as well.


Thank you.

Nazareth Special Congregational Meeting
for the Affiliation Vote:
August 28th – 6:30 pm

Vote Information and Resources:

Notice from the Council 

April 18th, 2024

The special meeting of the congregation took place in the Worship Center on Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 p.m. There were two resolutions on the agenda:

 

  • a. RESOLVED, that Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church intends to and shall begin the process of terminating its relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) following two legally called and conducted special meetings of the congregation; and

  • b. RESOLVED, that in the event the congregation votes to terminate its relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church intends to establish an affiliation with the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).

The voting results for Resolution A were 450 in favor of the resolution, 100 against the resolution, and 1 invalid ballot. The resolution required a 2/3 majority in order to pass. It received an 82% majority, therefore Resolution A has passed.

 

The voting results for Resolution B were 450 in favor of the resolution, and 81 against the resolution. The resolution required a simple majority in order to pass. It received an 85% majority, therefore Resolution B has also passed.

 

The Church Council reminds you that the passing of Resolution A is just the first of TWO required votes, as we must follow the ELCA constitution and their requirements for disaffiliation. This first passing vote must now be ratified by a second vote, again with a 2/3 majority, in order to adopt Resolution A for Nazareth to officially disaffiliate from the ELCA; and with a simple majority vote to ratify the adoption of Resolution B. That second vote is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center. This second vote will be every bit as important as the first. The Council and pastoral staff encourage you to place this meeting on your calendars and plan to attend. The entire Council, with full support from the pastoral staff, will again unanimously recommend that you vote YES for both resolutions.

COUNCIL RESOURCES

Meeting Minutes

Each of the Council's monthly meetings is summarized and recapped in an approved document. Explore the recent and archived Council Meeting Minutes below.

Question & Answer

A compilation of all of the questions and answers that have were shared in the Nazareth Newsletter between 10/14/2022 - 2/26/2023. The Q&A section was intended to communicate Council actions and decisions with the congregation.

Archived Council Documents
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