Scotland County Ministerial Alliance Meeting
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Pastor Dan Hite called the meeting to order, on May 12, at 1:00.
Dan informed the meeting that a $10,000.00 gift is coming to finish the projects at the Clothes Closet including the installation of an apron on the north entrance.
Kerri Shirley from IGNITE ministries visited the meeting to inform congregations about a project at the Scotland Co. Nursing Home. Their congregation plans to take on the courtyard area of the nursing home and overhaul the flowers beds, repair outdoor furniture and fixtures, renovate picnic tables, power wash and stain the gazeåbo. Of course, they will welcome extra help. They are also looking for donation to cover some of the extra costs. Since the meeting of the alliance, the date has been changed to May 29 due to the rainy weather.
Jack Sumption presented a proposal to place a sign at the Food Pantry/Clothes Closet. RPM provided designs and will make a 4 x 8 sign with vinyl frame for $500.00. The original cost of the sign is $1,000. But they are donating half. The alliance agree to do the sign.
The old clothes closet building is being demolished. Kice Construction is volunteering their labor for the concrete work but will wait until after the old building is gone to finish the concrete project.
Fair Vespers this year will be Sunday July 11 at 6:30 p.m. SCMA coordinates the service. The offering collected will help with the Back to School Backpack fund. Special music or presentations can be done during this service.
Back to School back pack program has been coordinated by Marie Ebeling for years now. Marie is willing to help and oversee the program and store the supplies. She is encouraging the area congregations to have individuals from their church to share the duties. Duties would include assisting in securing supplies, and getting volunteers to assist with packing and distributing.
Food. Pantry: Concerns were expressed by volunteers about transitioning back to shopping. Letters from some of the volunteers were presented to the SCMA. The letters were reviewed, with discussion following. We want to follow covid guidelines established by the Central Missouri Foodbank while they are in place. We also want to keep our mission and ministry in the forefront at all times. We want to communicate out vision to all the volunteers, and recruit new ones.
The next meeting will be June 9 at 1 p.m.