Council members present: Paul Stewart, Steve Mikkelsen, David Christensen, Lori Rold, Gail Peterson, Mary Lou Andersen & Pastor Ron.

Paul Stewart called the meeting to order.

Pastor opened with devotions from 1 Corinthians 15:51.

·Gail read the minutes of the 11/18/09 meeting. Motion to approve by Lori Rold, 2nd by David Christensen, motion carried.

· Lori Rold gave the Treasurer’s report. Motion to approve by Gail Peterson, 2nd by David Christensen, motion carried. Lori Rold made motion to transfer funds from the building fund into the general account to cover daily expenses, with the intention of repayment going back into the building fund, 2nd by Steve Mikkelsen, motion carried.

· Mary Lou Andersen gave the Financial Secretary’s report. Motion to approve by Steve Mikkelsen, 2nd by Lori Rold, motion carried.

Pastor’s Report included:

· 3 Adult Forums have been held and well attended by the congregation. Many feel that these forums have been very informative.

·The Luther Leagues held their Soup Supper on Nov. 25th, with 140+ people attending and the free will offering will go towards the Tanzania mission and the Acquire the Fire event.

· The Acquire the Fire event will be held in January.

· Pastor has stated that he thought the mid-week advent series have been very successful and well attended with the exception of the rescheduling of one service and the cancellation of the Dec. 23rd service. The skit the Luther League performed at BLC was very enjoyable. Pastor has hopes of continuing to do Lenten service with our Lenten partners also.


· Christmas Eve service at BLC will be held Dec. 24th at 7:30 p.m., we will be having a candlelight service and communion.

· January 17, 2010 will be the BLC Annual meeting, we will have a short service followed by the annual meeting. There will be a potluck lunch following the meeting. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Old Business:

· Paul, Mary Lou, Steve and Lori attended the joint council meeting with Irwin members on Dec. 6th, Lori read the minutes of the meeting to council members.

· Layne Hansen will be continuing to work on the light pole project in the spring until its completion.

New Business:

· The council has approved to suspend funds from the Western Iowa Synod, we will need to re-direct those funds, suggestions will be heard at the Annual meeting.

· Resolutions for the annual meeting along with the nominating report were discussed by the council. There will be two positions that we will need to fill: a deacon and a grounds trustee.

· The 2010 Budget was presented by Paul Stewart and Lori Rold. Several items were discussed and David Christensen made the motion to approve the budget, 2nd by Steve Mikkelsen, motion carried.

· Paul Stewart made a motion to repair the glass showcase near the entry way, 2nd by Lori Rold, motion approved. David Christensen will be in charge of this project.

The council will have their next meeting on January 17th, which is the Annual Meeting.

Motion to adjourn made by Steve Mikkelsen, 2nd by Gail Peterson, motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned with The Lord’s Prayer.

Respectfully submitted, Gail Peterson, Secretary.