Present: about 50 members
§ 1 Opening of the meeting
The congregation’s Chairman Marco Helles welcomed everyone, prayed a prayer, and declared the meeting open.
§ 2 Election of verifiers
Rune Larsson and Gunilla Herlitz were elected to verify the minutes.
§ 3 Agenda
The agenda was approved.
§ 4 Election of Nominating committee for the Annual meeting on 22 April 2018
The Election committee consisted of Lois Hemgren (convenor), Mi-Hye Kim, Sophia Hober and Ulf Bergsviker. The committee has worked according to the same structure as in recent years: a common Nominating committee consisting of a chairman and two members from each fellowship, and also specific Nominating committees for each fellowship, consisting of two members from the common Nominating committee and a few other members.
The Election committee’s proposal for Nominating committees for the Annual meeting 2018 was presented:
Common Nominating committee
Kjell Walfridsson, convenor
Debora Sugiaman Trapman
Specific Nominating committee for the Swedish fellowship 11.00
Mikael Ivarsson, convenor
Specific Nominating committee for the International fellowship
Mark Tatlow, convenor
Debora Sugiaman Trapman
Hannah Akuffo Britton
Specific Nominating committee for the Korean fellowship
Sunna Suh-Brunnsäter, convenor
Mi-Hye Cho Kim
Mi Young Jeon
Specific Nominating committee for fellowship 153
Anders Wennlund, convenor
The congregation decided according to the proposal.
During this year’s nomination work it has become apparent that the Election committee should be elected earlier so that their work can start earlier. The Board therefore asks the three Councils to propose two persons from each fellowship for an Election committee for the Annual meeting 2018, so that the Election committee can be elected already then.
§ 5 The Democracy and Participation group
The chairman presented the names of the persons who have agreed to form a Democracy and Participation group:
Swedish fellowship 11.00: Greger Hjelm, Camilla Vidäng
Swedish fellowship 153: Malin Elala, Miriam Olsson
Korean fellowship: Kee Sok Julia Hahn
International fellowship: Debora Sugiaman Trapman and one more person
Equmenia: Tobias Olsson
Convenor: Ulla Marie Gunner
Adjunct as required: Marco Helles
The group will have its first meeting before Christmas and the aim is to primarily review the forms of the congregation’s Annual meeting. The group was asked to also focus on how the younger members could be attracted to attend congregational meetings and Annual meetings.
§ 6 Information on the publication about mission and the mural that was taken down
The Chairman reported that Görel Byström Janarv has started both with interviews and writing of the publication about mission and the mural that was taken down. The goal is for the publication to be ready by the Annual meeting.
§ 7 Information about offerings
Ulla Marie Gunner informed that by 31 October gifts and offerings are SEK 100,000 over budget. It is very positive that the congregation gives more and thereby demonstrates greater commitment to the church even from a financial perspective.
§ 8 Information about two positions: music and deacon
The International fellowship is now seeking a musician of up to 75% service. There is already an advertisement on the church’s website.
The congregation was also informed that deacon Camilla Mattebo has decided to leave her job after her parental leave. This means that also a deaconal position of 50% will be advertised. Discussions are going on how this position will be formulated.
Regarding the procedure for our new pastor, Pete Anderson, it was announced that all documents have been submitted to the Migration Board, both by Pete and the church. The hope is that Pete can start his work in mid-January 2018.
§ 9 Any other business
There were no other questions.
§ 10 Conclusion
Ulla Marie Gunner prayed a prayer and the Chairman declared the meeting closed.
Secretary: Cathrin Sjöström
Minutes approved by: Marco Helles (Chairman), Rune Larsson, Gunilla Herlitz