Immanuel Church Council Minutes

February 4, 2024


The meeting was called to order at 9:10a.m.   Pastor Keyes opened with prayer.   Present were Kevin Griepentrog, Pastor Keyes, Michele Maas, Cathy Jensen and Amy Minniecheske.


With no additions or corrections to the Secretary’s Report, the minutes stand as read.


With no additions or corrections to the Treasurer’s Report, the report stands as presented, subject to audit.

General Fund:  $21,715.84

Mission Fund:  $78.21

Sunday School:  $1,181.65


Old Business:  

1.      The Soup Supper is scheduled for March 9th.  Sign up clipboards are in the entryway.  All donations are welcome.


New Business:  

1.      Pastor Keyes phone number needs to be changed in the kiosk.

2.      Cathy made a motion to contact the gas company and be added to the “Keep Fill Program”.  This will prevent running out of heating fuel and receiving an emergency fill fee.  This motion was seconded by Michelle.  Motion carried.

3.      Immanuel was named as the recipient of a check for $500 from Premier Community Bank.

4.      Due to the fact that protocol was not followed, the 2023 Annual Meeting will be redone on March 3rd.  

a.       Points to be discussed are proposed changes to the bylaws.  The Annual Meeting is scheduled for the second Sunday in January.  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held the following Sunday.  (Article V of Constitution, Ref to Article II , sec. 3 of the bylaws) Please contact Kevin for explanation (715-203-5401)

b.      In order to be compliant with our insurance company and the bylaws, the treasure’s books need to be audited by 1 or 2 church members (or outside source) each year.  We cannot eliminate the Audit Committee.

5.      In the event that church services are to be canceled, Pastor Keyes and the council president will make this decision.  


A motion was made by Cathy to adjourn, seconded by Michelle.  Motion carried.  We adjourned at 9:45a.m.  We closed with the Lord’s Prayer.


Respectfully Submitted,

Amy Minniecheske