12 January 1977

Clerk John Hays asked Lois Perisho to open the meeting by reading Romans 5:1-5. Then John talked about our recent faith promises. He said that faith promises can include money as well as time, effort, telephoning, visiting, praying, teaching Sunday school, helping with flowers or music or ushering, etc. After prayer requests, a time of prayer was held.

Norval Hadley asked by letter that we take a special offering on Jauary 23 for the ministers’ emergency fund. The meeting decided to have an offering envelope made available for this purpose. Norval Hadley’s letter informed the meeting about the pastors’ conference scheduled for April 18-21 at Twin Rocks. He suggests the meeting give $1 per member toward the conference expenses. We already had allocated $50 toward this.

The Spiritual Life Committee recommends that we call Ron Allen to work with our pastor for services on outreach – preferably in March. The meeting decided to schedule this for March 6 through Easter with meetings on Sunday evenings which may be longer than an hour each.

Earl Perisho has asked for permission to attend the Conference of the Friends in the Americas in Wichita, June 25–July 1. It was approved to let him go in conjunction with his vacation.

Stewardship Chair Roy Curts said he is cleaning the furnace room and has things which need to be returned to their owners. The vent in the furnace room is finished. The committee is investigating a spire for the church.

Bible School is to be held in the day time and is to be led by Jeanne Epperson with Connie Larson helping. They need teachers.

The meeting adjourned with prayer and an invitation to coffee or tea at the Epperson, Neidigh home.

Abridged from notes provided by Nadine Asher, Recording Clerk