Neepawa United Church

2019 Annual Meeting

February 23, 2020

 

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

Jane introduced John Lea, our Pastoral Charge Supervisor.

 

Opening Motions:

 

1. MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Pat Fedoruk that Jane Goudie be the chairperson for this meeting. Carried.

 

2. MOTION: Moved by Connie McLeod and seconded by Eleanor Nicholson that Linda Hart be recording secretary for this meeting. Carried.

 

3. MOTION: Moved by Murray Hart 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 Judy Elgert that the Order of Worship as amended be the agenda for this meeting. Carried.

 

5. MOTION: Moved by Rita Friesen and seconded by Ruth Hanke that the congregational annual meeting be adjourned immediately following the Blessing song with no further motion necessary. Carried.

 

6. MOTION: Moved by Brian Bailey and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the minutes of the Annual Meeting of February 17, 2019 be adopted. Carried.

 

Chairperson’s Message

Jane Goudie referred to the Chairperson’s Message by Bert Lowry in the Annual Report. She went through the highlights of Bert’s message.

 

Ministers Search Committee Report

 

Brian Bailey reported on the work of this Committee whose members are: Brian Bailey, Dave Dyck, Dave Cochrane, Murray Hart, Jean Jackson and Jane Goudie. Brian indicated that the following motion had been passed by the Board:

That the Neepawa United Church Board (upon recommendation of the Search Committee) request the Prairie to Pine Regional Council Pastoral Relations Commission to give detailed direction and permissions for next steps in the pursuit of a possible Ecumenical Shared Ministry between the Neepawa United Church and St. James Anglican Church, Neepawa.

Brian indicated that the Committee is moving forward.

 

 

 

Reports

Jane pointed out highlights of the following reports in the Annual Report.

a) Prairie to Pine Region

b) Ministry & Personnel

c) Pastoral Charge Supervisor

d) Board of Trustees

e) Property

f) UCW Report, Officers 2020, Financials & 2020 Budget

g) Mission & Service

h) Neepawa & Area Pastoral Charge Mission & Service Fund

i) Senior Choir

j) Worship Committee

k) Church Brunches

l) Church Sunday School

m) Membership

n) Neepawa United Church Statistics

o) Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge Statistics

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Cliff Nicholson that the reports in the 2019 Annual Report be accepted as printed, with the exception of the Financial Reports. Carried.

 

New Business

 

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

 

MOTION: Moved by Judy Elgert and seconded by Connie McLeod that the Neepawa United Church recommend to the Region that Rita Friesen be authorized to continue as a Sacraments Elder from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. Carried.

 

b) Neepawa United Church Policies and Procedures Manual

Bob Durston outlined changes that have been made to the Manual. References to the Neepawa and Area Larger Parish were removed and the Ministry and Personnel Committee and its duties were added for the Neepawa United Church.

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the Neepawa United Church adopt the Neepawa United Church Policies and Procedures Manual as amended and dated Feb. 23, 2020. Carried.

 

Financial Reports

 

Jane referred to the financial statements in the Annual Report and Bob Durston was on hand for any questions.

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Brian Bailey that the 2019 Financial Statement for the Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge and the statement of disbursements at the end of the Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge in 2019 be adopted. Carried.

 

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Leila Hildebrand that the 2019 Neepawa United Church Financial Statements & Report be accepted. Carried.

 

 

MOTION: Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the 2020 Neepawa United Church Budget be accepted. Carried.

 

Motions for Signing Officers and Financial Reviewer

 

MOTION: Moved by Cliff Nicholson and seconded by Judy Elgert that any two of Jane Goudie, Brian Bailey or Bob Durston be signing officers. Carried.

 

MOTION: Moved by Jan Bailey and seconded by Pat Fedoruk that Judy Elgert be appointed as the financial reviewer for this year. Carried.

Nominating Committee Report for the 2020 Annual Meeting

 

 

Term expires Dec. 31, 2020

Term expires Dec. 31, 2021

Chair

 

Jane Goudie

Vice chair

 

vacant

Past Chair

 

Bert Lowry

Property

 

John Douglas

Pastoral Care

 

Betty Ebner

Ministry & Personnel

 

Brian Bailey

Secretary

Linda Hart

 

Treasurer

Bob Durston

 

Regional Rep

Susan Phillips

 

Mission & Service

Susan Phillips

 

Worship

Pat Fedoruk

 

Members at Large

Judy Elgert

 

 

 

Ella Jarvis

Trustees

John Forke

 

 

Dave Cochrane

 

 

 

Jan Bailey

Stewardship

Vacant

 

Sacraments Elder

Rita Friesen

 

Pastoral Supervisor John Lea

 

Nominating report submitted by Bert Lowry and Jane Goudie, Feb. 23, 2020

Jane Goudie asked for nominations from the floor three times. There were no further nominations.

 

MOTION: Moved by Lyle Byram and seconded by Connie McLeod that the Nomination Report for 2020 be accepted and further that the Board be given the authority to fill vacant positions on the Board. Carried.

 

 

 

2020 Neepawa United Church Board

 

Past Chair Bert Lowry

Chairperson Jane Goudie
Vice Chair vacant

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

Leona Kuchar*

Donna Newton*

Donna Smith*

Elsie Slimmon*

UCW appointment, one vote 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

Pastoral Supervisor John Lea

Sacraments Elder Rita Friesen

Trustees(voting chair to be elected) John Forke
Jan Bailey

Dave Cochrane

 

*Non-voting members

Submitted by Bert Lowry and Jane Goudie