Neepawa United Church

Annual Meeting

February 17, 2019

 

Brian Elgert chaired the Annual Meeting which was held as part of the Church Service. Members present had a written copy of the Annual Report.

Brian introduced John Lea, our Pastoral Charge Supervisor, and Heather Lea, the Head of the Regional Committee on Community Faith Support.

 

Opening Motions:

 

1. MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Donna Newton that Brian Elgert be the chairperson for this meeting. Carried.

 

2. MOTION: Moved by Brian Bailey and seconded by Ella Jarvis that Linda Hart be recording secretary for this meeting. Carried.

 

3. MOTION: Moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Susan Phillips that all adherents along with the members of Neepawa United Church be given the ability to speak to the meeting and vote on temporal matters. Carried.

 

4. MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Jane Goudie that the Order of Worship be the agenda for this meeting. Carried.

 

5. MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Jan Bailey that the congregational annual meeting be adjourned immediately following the Blessing song with no further motion necessary. Carried.

 

6. MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Elsie Slimmon that the minutes of the Annual Meeting of February 4, 2018 be adopted. Carried.

 

Chairperson’s Message

Brian Elgert referred to the Chairperson’s Message by Bert Lowry in the Annual Report. Brian highlighted Bert’s thank yous to the Worship Leadership Team, Rita Friesen, Neepawa United Church Choir and organists, United Church Women, Nick Eu, Dwayne Petch, Doug Guy and Dawn Gardy.

 

Ministers Profile Committee Report

 

Brian Bailey reported on the work of this Committee. The Ministry Profile and Financial Viability forms had been completed with Brookdale as part of the Larger Parish. After notice that Brookdale wanted to be a single point charge, the forms were redone with information for only Neepawa United Church. The Committee is currently waiting for the appointment of a new liaison representative from our Region.

 

 

 

Brian referred to the following reports in the Annual Report:

Reports

a) Minister’s Report

b) Presbytery Report

c) Ministry & Personnel Report

d) Board of Trustees Report

e) Property Report

f) UCW Annual Report, Officers 2019, Financials & 2019 Budget

g) Mission and Supply Committee Report

h) Mission & Service Report

i) Neepawa & Area Pastoral Charge Mission & Service Fund

j) Senior Choir Report & Financials

k) Worship Committee Report

l) Church Brunches Report

m) Sunday School Report

n) Membership Report

o) Neepawa United Church Statistics

p) Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge Statistics

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Kay Kristjanson that the reports in the 2018 Annual Report be accepted as printed, with the exception of the Financial Reports. Carried.

 

New Business

a) Single Point Charge

John Lea took the Chair for this portion of New Business. Heather Lea spoke to the single point charge issue. Brookdale has requested to become a single point charge and leave the Neepawa and Area Larger Parish. Neepawa United Church must decide at a Congregational Meeting if they wish to do the same. This allows the congregation to be informed and to ask questions. Congregation members expressed both sad and hopeful feelings at the dissolution of the Neepawa and Area Larger Parish. Best wishes were sent to Brookdale United Church. The disbanding of the Neepawa and Area Larger Parish has caused some delays in our search for a new minister.

 

MOTION:  Moved by Brian Elgert, seconded by Brian Bailey

“Whereas Brookdale United Church has advised of their wish to proceed as a single point pastoral charge, I move that we proceed as a single point pastoral charge as Neepawa United Church as soon as all the Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge issues have been addressed” Carried

 

Heather Lea informed the Congregation that Neepawa and Brookdale have to decide on the date when the Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge will be disbanded and send that information to the Region for them to act upon it.

 

b) Neepawa United Church Policies and Procedures Manual

Brian Elgert resumed as Chair. He noted that Bob Durston had coordinated the revision of the Policies and Procedures Manual.

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ann Nielsen that the Neepawa United Church adopt the Neepawa United Church Policies and Procedures Manual dated January 15, 2019. Carried.

 

c) Rita Friesen’s Re-Appointment as Sacraments Elder

Susan Phillips indicated that Rita Friesen must be approved as a Sacraments Elder for a further one year period.

 

MOTION: Moved by Susan Phillips and seconded by Bob Durston that the Neepawa United Church recommend to the Region that Rita Friesen be authorized to continue as a Sacraments Elder from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. Carried.

 

Financial Reports

 

a) Brian Elgert referred to:

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Susan Phillips that the 2018 Financial Statement and 2019 Budget and allocations for the Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge be accepted. Carried.

 

b) Brian Elgert referred to the Financial Report for Neepawa United Church as follows:

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the 2018 Neepawa United Church Financial Statements & Report be accepted as printed. Carried.

 

c) Brian referred to the 2019 Neepawa United Church Budget printed in the Annual Report.

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Brian Bailey that the 2019 Neepawa United Church Budget be accepted. Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominating Committee Report for the 2019 Annual Meeting

 

 

 

Chair

Bert Lowry term extended to 2020

 

Vice chair

 

Jane Goudie one year term to 2020

Past Chair

Brian Elgert term extended to 2020

 

Property

John Douglas term extended to 2020

 

Pastoral Care

Betty Ebner term extended to 2020

 

Ministry & Personnel

Brian Bailey term extended to 2020

 

Secretary

 

Linda Hart term to January 2021

Treasurer

 

Bob Durston term to January 2021

Regional Rep

 

Susan Phillips Chair term to January 2021

Mission & Service

 

Susan Phillips Chair term to January 2021

Worship

 

Pat Fedoruk Chair term to January 2021

Members at Large

 

Judy Elgert term to January 2021

 

 

Ella Jarvis term to January 2020

Trustees

 

John Forke term to January 2021

 

 

Dave Cochrane term to January 2021

 

 

Jan Bailey term to January 2020

Stewardship

 

vacant - to be elected for term to 2021

 

 

 

Nominating report submitted by Bert Lowry and Brian Elgert February 17, 2019

 

 

Brian Elgert asked for nominations from the floor three times. There were no further nominations.

 

MOTION: Moved by Nora Kaye and seconded by Donna Newton that the Nomination Report for 2019 be accepted and further that the Board be given the authority to fill vacant positions on the Board. Carried.

 

Motions for Signing Officers and Financial Reviewer

 

MOTION: Moved by Eileen Newton and seconded by Dave Cochrane that Judy Elgert be appointed as the financial reviewer for this year. Carried.

 

MOTION: Moved by Patricia Mitchell and seconded by Norma Owen that any two of Jane Goudie, Brian Bailey or Bob Durston be signing officers. Carried.

 

 

 

 

2019 Neepawa United Church Board

 

Past Chair Brian Elgert

Chairperson Bert Lowry
Vice Chair Jane Goudie

Secretary Linda Hart

Treasurer Bob Durston

Regional Rep Susan Phillips

Donna Newton

Property John Douglas

Stewardship vacant

Pastoral Care Betty Ebner

Michelle Babcock

Mission & Service Susan Phillips

Donna Smith

Elsie Slimmon

UCW Jan Bailey

Nora Kaye

Ministry & Personnel Brian Bailey

Dave Dyck

Worship Pat Fedoruk
Lynda Lowry

Patricia Mitchell

Murray Hart

Colleen Taylor

Members at Large Judy Elgert
Ella Jarvis

Minister vacant

Trustees John Forke
Jan Bailey

Dave Cochrane

 

Submitted by Bert Lowry and Brian Elgert