November 10, 2019 Board Meeting Minutes

First Congregational Church of Norman, UCC

Meeting of Board

November 10, 2019

In attendance: David Wheeler, Steve Davis, Mary Carter, Ruth Blake, Louise Whitaker

The Board welcomed Ruth Blake to her first meeting as the newly elected Treasurer.

Meeting dates were set for 2020. These will be posted to the calendars on Breeze and the webpage.

Board Meeting                 January 5             5:15 – 6:45         Church

Board Meeting                 March 3               6:00 – 7:30         Church

Board Meeting                 May 5                  6:00 – 7:30         TBD

Board Meeting                 August 2               5:15 – 6:45         Church

Board Meeting                 September 8      6:00 – 7:30               Church

Annual Meeting               October 25          5:15 – 6:15         Church

The minutes from the Annual Meeting were approved.

Financial Report:

$725.00 was collected and distributed to Shannon Fulton. The Benevolence Fund still has a balance of $780.00. David asked if $500 could be given to a member of the church who needs financial assistance. The Board approved the request.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Worship/Shared Meal:

We had a request to recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 26, 2020. David will contact Hillel Foundation to see if they can provide any assistance on an appropriate way to honor this day of remembrance. We will have a shared meal after worship, with brisket provided.

Holiday Schedule:

Worship on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 will focus on Advent.


Paul Martin and Jordan Zuck have expressed interest in becoming UCC ministers. The Board will conduct an interview with them as part of the Members in Discernment process. These interviews will take place at the January 2020 Board meeting.