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Conference Board Chair Report of September Meeting

     The September board meeting of the SCNC accomplished a number of things for the life of the conference.  The first order of business was to thank the Samoan Ministries Table and the many Samoan churches for the wonderful Luau in August.  Due to their efforts and generosity the Conference was gifted with over $24,000.    UCC churches were widely represented and over 600 people enjoyed the event at Long Beach Queen Mary Park.

     Personnel reported an exciting opportunity for a joint project with the national church Justice and Witness Ministries.  Carlos Correa of the Romero Center could join the SCNC staff as a full time employee with JWM paying ¾ of his salary and the Conference paying ¼.  It is a pilot model for future national/regional denominational cooperative ventures.  A call agreement for Carlos is being prepared at this time.

     The Finance committee recommended that the Conference forgive the internal loan to Pilgrim Pines Camp and the Board approved.  The gesture does nothing to the operating budget of the conference as the loan, in essence, was a loan to ourselves.  However the board hopes it will give the hardworking board of the camp a morale boost as the debt no longer looms over the future of the camp.  In other Finance committee recommendations the board approved the   marketing the Mojave Church property and Poway Church’s Cornerstone Loan request.  The board also approved attempts to work with Immanuel Church of Long Beach to honor their obligations to the Conference.  The board also agreed to form a small ad hoc committee to work with the Director of Finance to prepare a narrative budget for the next Annual Gathering.  It is our belief that a narrative budget will be a positive addition to our work of telling the Conference story to our congregations and friends.  On a further financial note the Director of Finance, Administration & Communication announced that the Cornerstone loan had been repaid as agreed upon sale of the Lighthouse property.

     The Planning and Policy Development committee recommended and the board approved the funding plan for the New Awakenings Church Vitality program and for the new church start in Santa Clarita.  The board believes that the fee schedule for the New Awakening program will both incentivize churches to participate while also rewarding churches for the participation in Our Churches Wider Mission (OCWM).  The committee shared feedback from the mission grant project of the San Marino church and expressed gratitude for their exciting project.

     After adjournment the Board reconvened as the Pilgrim Pines Corporate board and approved with amendments the Pilgrim Pines By-laws.

     The next meeting of the Board is November 13th at the Conference office in Altadena

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