April 2018 Congregational Meeting

This meeting was requested by the Church Council with the following motion on the floor for a vote: The Congregational Council and Finance Team recommend Central Lutheran Church take a short-term secured loan of up to $45,000 to complete repairs to the boiler and additional critical facility maintenance issues.

Update: The motion was amended to borrow $50,000 to account for potential overages. The amendment and motion both passed.

Background Information: Hazel and the Restoration team have continued to keep a careful eye on our facility. It was noted during the winter that water began to pool in the boiler room. While the new fuel pump is working incredibly well, Hazel and the team kept an eye to find the water source. Sadly it was determined that the boiler itself is leaking.  We have received bids for repair or replacement and the strong recommendation from our furnace company is that we repair our current boiler this summer when heat is not needed. In order to do this we need to borrow the money.

The Finance Team has located a loan with the Oregon Mission Loan Fund.

The additional critical maintenance issues at stake involve broken sewage pipes. The sink hole in the parking lot last summer alerted us to some substantial breakages in our sewer pipes beneath the building. We continue to scope out the depths of the problems at hand and are aware that we must repair these pipes as soon as possible or risk continued damage.  The Council, Restoration Team, and Finance Team request your prayers and your participation in this congregational meeting as we find our way forward.


2018 Semi-Annual Meeting Agenda

The 2017 Annual Report Has Been Compiled!

Download your copy click here.

2018 Budget Documents

To download the 2018 Budget Worksheet click here.

To download the 2018 Storytelling Budget with Pie Charts click here.

Constitution and Bylaws

To download a current copy of Central's approved Constitution click here.

To download a current copy of our our bylaws click here.

2017 January Semi-Annual Meeting

The 2016 Annual Report has been compiled! click here to download your copy.

Please click here to download the Approved 2017 budget.

2016 November Semi-Annual Meeting

We gathered on 11/20 after worship for our winter annual meeting. Our agenda was to hear from our Nominations Committee regarding Council nominations, a finance update from our Finance Team, and to vote on our Constitution.

2016 CLC Constitution - as in 2015, this Constitution includes only the required language from the ELCA Model Constitution. This document also incorporates the changes made by the National Assembly. A report of those changes can be viewed here. As these changes came from the National Assembly, they need only be ratified with one vote. If this constitution passes in this meeting it will have been ratified twice and will then proceed to the Synod Office for final approval. (Update: The Constitution was approved by voice vote.)

2016 Annual Meeting, January 31

Click the links below for copies of the documents for our 2016 Annual Meeting.

2015 Vitality Survey Results

Multi-Year Vitality Survey Comparison

Proposed 2016 Budget

Proposed Constitution (Note - the change being presented is that we will use only the required language from the ELCA in our constitution, allowing it to be approved more easily. Congregation specific concerns, such as the format of the Council, will exist in the bylaws. More information about this will be coming throughout 2016. If you would like to participate in this project, please contact Linda L.)