Neepawa United Church
February 1, 2015
Brian Elgert called the Meeting to order at 12:30 following Brunch. Rev. Kristin Wood
then gave the opening Meditation and Prayer.
Brian Elgert then asked if there was anything to be added to the Agenda. Bob Durston
requested to discuss what is in storage that needs to be disposed of.
1. MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ann Nielsen that all those in
attendance will have voting privileges. Carried.
2. MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ann Nielsen that the
Agenda be approved with additional item of what is in storage.? Carried.
3. MOTION: Moved by Eleanor Nicholson and seconded by Archie Freed to
accept Lyle Byram as recording secretary. Carried.
4. Brian Elgert presented the Chairperson’s report. Brian thanked all those
attending and gave special thanks to the Church Board for their dedication and
hard work. He then gave a huge thank you to the members of the UCW who are
the strong and important backbone of the activity of the Church. Special thanks
to Kristin for her service and ministry to our congregation and community.
Brian spoke on the changes coming with the closure of Arden.
5. Minister’s Report – Kristin Wood’s report – noted as written.
6. MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Brian Bailey that the
Minutes of the February 2, 2014 Annual Meeting be accepted. Carried.
a) Ministry and Personnel – Brian Bailey reported that this committee meets
about 4 times a year and deal with issues that need to be addressed.
b) Presbytery Report – This year Kristin Wood, Susan Phillips and Ella Jarvis
have been the Presbytery representatives. Report noted as written.
c) UCW – Donna Newton reported on this group and gave “special thanks”
to Annie Gladden for her many years on the Sick and Visiting Committee.
Susan Phillips also reported that the UCW celebrated the 50th Anniversary
Celebration in 2012 and it has been reported that in the 50 years the UCW
across Canada has raised over 1.5 billion dollars (in today’s dollars) in
support of their churches.
d) UCW Financial Report and Budget for 2015 outlined in the Annual Report.
e) Mission and Service – full report in Annual report.
f) Pastoral Charge – report as written in Annual report.
g) Baptisms, Marriages and Funerals as written in Annual report. Brian Elgert
then requested a Moment of Silence in memory of those deceased.
h) Membership Report – noted as written in Report.
i) Mission and Supply – noted as written in Report.
j) Senior Choir – noted as written in Report.
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k) Property Report – Committee in the process of obtaining quotes for
replacement of the “Lift”. Funds will come from the Building Fund
for replacement of the lift. Full Property report as written in the Annual
l) Church Brunches – noted as written in Report.
m) Youth Group – Brian Bailey suggested that a “thank you” be sent to
the youth group for their work and decorations they made. Brian expressed
that the congregation needs to support the Youth Group when they put
something on within the Church.
n) Sunday school report – Judy Elgert requested that the congregation
need to step up and help with the Sunday school when Kim and Vickie
are not able to be there.
o) Board of Trustees – noted as written.
MOTION: Moved by Archie Freed and seconded by Ann Nielsen that the
Reports be accepted as presented. Carried.
p) Financial Report – Bob Durston presented the Treasurer’s Report.
Neepawa United Church Income and Expense.
Neepawa United Church Memorial, Intern and Building Funds.
Neepawa United Church Balance Sheet.
The financial report and outlook for Neepawa United Church was presented
by Bob Durston and reported the income and expenditures for the 2014 year.
Surplus acquired because did not pay Larger Parish as much as budgeted and
did not have expense of a minister and a half in place during the year.
MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Judy Elgert that the 2014
Neepawa United Church Financial Statement be accepted as presented. Carried.
q) Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge financial and reconciliation reports –
Bob Durston presented these reports and reported a balance of $17,608.94.
MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Judy Elgert that the
Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge Financial Statements be accepted as
r) Budget for Pastoral Charge – Bob Durston presented the Pastoral Charge
Budget for 2015.
MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Allan Drysdale that the
Neepawa and Area Pastoral Budget be accepted as presented. Carried.
s) Neepawa United Church Budget – Bob Durston presented the Neepawa
United Church Budget for 2015.
MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Brian Bailey that the
Neepawa United Church Budget be accepted as presented. Carried.
· Bob Durston suggested that a “thank you” note be sent to Cecil Cox for
all his work done for several years for Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge.
· Bob also reported that Judy Elgert will audit the books.
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· Discussion on financial problems to overcome and how to raise funds
and it was suggested we promote the rental of the CEC. Discussion on
this matter followed.
· Brian Bailey spoke and gave “thanks”to Dwayne Petch and Tracy Richardson
for the job they do each Sunday morning video taping the Service.
· Brian Bailey spoke about Kathryn Hofley’s presentation last year and how people can make a bequest to the Church in their Will.
· Bob Durston asked permission to have himself and Ann Nielsen go
through the storage and clean this area of items that need to be
recycled or thrown out.
MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ann Nielsen that the Annual
Meeting give permission to Ann Nielsen and Bob Durston and addition
of anyone wishing to help in going through storage to organize and
recycle old year books, Mandates, Observers, files, Bibles etc. Carried.
Past Chair – Brian Bailey
Chairman – Brian Elgert
Vice Chair – Bert Lowry
Secretary – Bev Davie
Treasurer – Bob Durton
Presbytery Reps – Ella Jarvis
Property – Maurice Kaye
Pastoral Care – Ruth Hanke
Mission and Service – Susan Phillips
UCW – Bev Finlayson
Worship – Rotating Chair
Ministry and Personnel – Lynda Giannotti
Members at Large – Judy Elgert
Minister – Kristin Wood
Trustees – John Forke
No further Nominations.
MOTION: Moved by Wayne Hollier and seconded by Allan Drysdale that
Nominations cease. Carried.
MOTION: Moved by Archie Freed and seconded by Susan Phillips that the
Nominations be accepted as presented. Carried.
· Kristin Wood gave her closing comments and closing Prayer.
· Brian Elgert adjourned the meeting at 1:45 p.m.