Livestreaming update – pertains to congregation Goal #1
After approving the minutes and financials from last month, Council received an update from the team  that’s been charged to research possible options for livestreaming services.  The decision as to the many possible variations on if and how livestreaming could be added to services as we return to more in-person services will be discussed further by Council after receiving a recommendation from the this team in the coming month.  Council will then vote on whether to move forward with a presentation to the congregation after asking the question, “How does this enhance BLC’s mission?”

 

Update from Building Team re roof/mechanical repairs
Council also received an update from the Building Team regarding their recent meetings with possible vendors and contractors regarding needed repairs/replacement of the roof as well as an update on needed replacement of HVAC equipment.  Council will review the team’s recommendations at their April meeting, and will engage congregation around this via a letter in early April and forums in May.

 

Next steps re worship
Rostered leaders will meet with the Worship Resiliency Team on Tuesday, March 23. That team will discuss next steps toward reopening and reconvening. Our next steps will likely focus on outdoor worship this summer and some “trial runs” for indoor worship throughout the summer as well. Council remains committed to state and synodical guidance around safety protocols and capacity numbers. Currently our services are limited to 50 people both indoors and outdoors. We will continue to adapt as guidance changes and as we’re able to assess our community’s response to in-person outdoor services.

 

Newcomers Classes held in February
Pastor Sarah also noted that New Member Classes just finished and we are waiting until we are outdoors to introduce the five new members.