Grants Committee Minutes­ - September 29, 2021

Present: Betty Angelini, Chair;, Amy Duiker, Jackie Humphries, Fran lane Lawrence, Chip Harwick Excused; Lisa Allgood, Brady Radford, Skip Jackson, Georgia McCall

Betty opened the meeting with prayer. Minutes from the July 2021 were approved.

Educational Scholarships:

  • Amount awarded was near to $40,000
  • Team working on this portion of charge is: o Lisa, faciliatator
    • Skip
    • Georgia
  • Chip presented a you tube video of the thank yous from a portion of the scholarship
    • The group had a discussion about increasing the inclusivity of the awardee
    • Betty to ask the subcommittee to follow up with
  • This group was schedule to report on suggestions for next This discussion was tabled until a later meeting

Church Grants 2020

  • We reviewed a compiled report of 6 month follow ups we have received to date. Only 1 grant report not received. Most ready to provide PR. Some work finished, some started and on time, some delayed due to pandemic Betty will follow up with this group.
  • We received a request from St. Mark’s PC in Beachwood, OH for an extension on their 2020 Racial Ethnic grant, “Make a Joyful Noise Jazz Vesper Series” until September 2022 due to implications of The group unanimously granted this extension.

Church Grants-$50.000 to award

  • Team
    • Betty, facilitator
    • Amy
    • Fran
    • Jackie
  • Application deadline is September 30, 2021
    • To date we have received 9
    • Betty and Amy have fielded questions
    • After a discussion, the group decided unanimously to offer an extension of one week, until 10/7/21, for receipt of related EP letters of endorsement due to the stressful times of

Chip reported on the status of the Synod’s Administrative Commission, the vision of the Synod’s work to be presented at its Assembly 10/7-9, and its potential budget for 2022.

Jackie closed the meeting in prayer.

Our next meeting is November 3, 2021, at 1PM.

  • Opening prayer-
  • Closing prayer-

Joyfully submitted, Betty

Synod Mission Statement

We, the Synod of the Covenant, in partnership with our presbyteries, congregations, the General Assembly and other faith communions, are called and sent by God to be a living, active and inclusive witness to the love of Christ.

Matthew 25 embrace these areas of focus:

  • Building congregational vitality by challenging people and congregations to deepen their faith and get actively and joyfully engaged with their community and the
  • Dismantling structural racism by advocating and acting to break down the systems, practices and thinking that underlie discrimination, bias, prejudice and oppression of people of
  • Eradicating systemic poverty by working to change laws, policies, plans and structures in our society that perpetuate economic exploitation of people who are poor.