Opening reading and prayer: Rick opened the meeting with prayer, and a reading from Luke-the account of Jesus teaching in the Temple.
Youth Group: Jonah reported rehearsals for Italian Night start this week. The officers will meet this week to discuss future plans-including an April mission trip (location to be determined).
Children's Youth Group: Michelle reported their next activity will be a "Kids' Fun Night" on 1/24.
Nursery/Cradle Roll -Jenn reported she is working on the 2016 nursery schedule; 2015 staff have expressed their willingness to continue. At Rick's request, she explained the Cradle Roll. This seeks to minister to the children from birth to age 5 by sending cards, stickers, etc. for birthdays and holidays.
Boy Scouts: Jill reported the pack is preparing for the Pinewood Derby on 1/29. February will feature a winter Fun Day, and the celebration of Scouting heritage and birth, including Scout Sunday on 2/14, and the Blue and Gold Banquet. They are working on plans for a trip during April vacation.
Bible Study: Rick reported seven people attended the first session of "Apps in the Bible". The study will continue Wednesday evenings through Feb. 3
Sunday School: Michelle reported that Donna Brill is now emailing the curriculum to teachers. Robert Molinaro is taking attendance.
Old Business: Michelle noted today's meeting wasn't on the church calendar. This may be due to the fact that Christian Ed meetings occurred on the 3rd Sundays in the past.