Update from CouncilFeb 21, 2020
At the February BLC church council meeting, the following items were approved:
1. A “Receipts Policy” that details how cash and non-cash donations and miscellaneous funds received will be handled in order to comply with ELCA guidelines and recommendations from BLC’s audit team.
2. A continuing resolution to the BLC constitution that formally creates a finance committee was adopted by unanimous vote. Per our constitution, a 2/3 majority vote by council is required to adopt a continuing resolution:
C13.06.04A20 The Finance Committee shall consist of a council representative, the Treasurer, the Financial Secretary plus at least two other voting congregation members who are approved by the council. The committee is responsible for the oversight of the church’s financial processes and procedures including receipts and disbursements and will make recommendations to the council regarding the financial activities of the church.