8 March 1978

Harold Larson opened the meeting in prayer. The group sang “I Know Whom I Have Believed.” John Hays led a devotional on our responsibility to be channels letting God’s love flow through us to others. A time of prayer followed.

The Spiritual Life Committee’s recommendations were read by John Hays.

Recommended that we have the “Chancellors” a singing group with a short evangelistic message for Tuesday evening service April 18. A freewill offering would be taken. The recommendation was approved. Harold Larson mentioned the need for tuning the pianos, and this was referred to the music committee.

The Spiritual Life Committee recommends that we use register cards for the entire congregation for the morning worship services. This was approved, authorizing the pastor and Spiritual Life Committee to choose format and color.

The group sang the hymn “Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus.”

The treasurer’s report was given by Ernest Pearson and approved by the group.

Roy Curts presented a recommendation from the stewardship committee that wedding fees be charged to all who have not been faithful attenders of the church for eight months prior to their wedding as follows:

$15 wedding fee

$10 custodian fee

$10 church hostess for the reception

The recommendation was approved.

Vernon Weedman announced New Call Peacemaking Rally in Newberg Sunday, encouraging everyone to meet at the church first and go together in the available cars.

Vernon Weedman also requested that anyone having overdue library books which they’ve finished reading, please return them to the library.

Steve Perisho announced that the youth group is planning breakfast Sunday at 8 a.m. followed by a prayer and discussion time.

Stan Muhr announced the projects that the youth group is planning and working on are puppet construction and script writing and cartoons of Bible stories.

Dorothy Neidigh reported for the education committee that $100 more has been pledged for scholarships and $65 is still lacking. There is a possible Vacation Bible School director.

It was recommended and approved that the Sunday School offering Easter morning be used for the Mexico missionary work.

Earl Perisho announced that Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday evening the group “Friendly Singers” from Piedmont church will be in our service.

Martha Epperson recommended seriously considering with prayer a building program. John Hays suggested that we make this a matter of prayer during the month in each of our organized meetings.

John Hays read a letter from George Fox College saying that they will act on our application to participate in church college fellowship awards shortly after March 15.

Connie Larson closed in prayer.

Abridged from notes provided by Ruth Epperson, Recording Clerk pro tem