SCC minutes for Sunday, November 20, 1994
Attending: Nikki, Jeremy, Brent, Francis, Laurie, Krista, Nate, Erik, Jessica,
Andrew, Emily, Jon, Scott.
The meeting opened with devotions by Erik.
There were three major budget items last month:
- $350 for memo boards. Outreach gives them to people they visit.
- Luther Memorial donated $200 for the Winter Banquet.
- The fund drive total was about $3000, with Lutheran Brotherhood's $500 in
- Outreach's next group calling night is Monday, Nov. 28.
- Worship (Jon Bohmann).
During Advent we will use a liturgy assembled by the worship committee and
also have a Jesse tree. In addition to the regular 5:30
services, there will be 9 pm services in Memorial Union to attract students
who are busy earlier but wish to celebrate Advent. The committee has obtained a
new liturgy by Jay Beech; it will be used sometime this Spring.
- Education (Erik Rudeen).
Pat Richter's visit went well.
- Social Ministry (Emily Farwell).
Turnout at the Thursday lunches has been better this year than in previous
years, perhaps due to the excellent program this semester.
At lunch on Dec. 15 they will discuss next semester's activities.
One suggestion is to help the Bethel group that serves dinner to the homeless.
- Social Activities (Krista Bultmann).
The caterer for the winter banquet will be chosen this week.
The banquet is Friday, Dec. 9 at the Madison Senior Center.
In the next few weeks, Krista will be rustling up volunteers to decorate,
clean up, and DJ.
- Hospitality (Nate Blair)
Everything is going well.
We have had good name tag questions this semester, providing for conversation
Remember, everyone, talk to new people; don't let them think we're unfriendly.
Brent went to a conference and learned some interesting things that I forgot
to write down.
Laurie went to a conference and learned about fundraising.
On Wed. Dec. 7, Bethel will sponsor Christmas caroling to shut-ins.
Two thumbs up for the fall retreat.
- There will be daily Advent devotions at the center at noon. They will be
short--not more than 5 minutes.
- The Spring planning meeting is Dec 3, 9 am to noon. There will be
breakfast and coffee to keep us going.
We will work on activities, mission statements, and budgets for the various
- A representative from the Bucky Book contacted Nikki to ask if we want to
sell it as a fundraiser.
The book sells for $35. We would get $9 or $12 commission (depending on how we
purchased the books). In a vote, no one thought selling the book was worth the
- Francis has more ideas for increasing participation at the next blood
The Red Cross has free wall charts (thermometers) to show how much we have
given. We could also make our own chart indicating who has donated and how
much: half a gallon, one gallon, etc.
- We discussed hospitality. Should the greeters also have the duty of being
friendly at dinner? The main opinion was that legislating hospitality is
difficult. The greeters probably didn't get to talk to their friends before
service, so they want to talk to their friends during supper.
It's better to encourage everyone to talk to new people and sit with them at
supper, rather than making it someone's duty to see that new people aren't
Nate suggested "worship buddies": people who sit near new folks and guide them
through the service (showing them which page we are on, for example).
This would be purely voluntary and spontaneous; when you see someone who might
need help, you help if you feel like it.
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