Meeting of the Board

Neepawa United Church

February 11, 2014

 

Present:  Brian Elgert, Bob Durston, Kristin Wood, Judy Elgert, Rita Friesen,

                Ella Jarvis, Maurice Kaye, Eleanor Nicholson and Lyle Byram.

Regrets:  Brian Bailey, Donna Newton, Ruth Hanke, Ann Nielsen, Susan Phillips,

                 Bev Finlayson and Margaret Kristjansson was not able to join via skype.

 

1.       Brian Elgert called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

2.      Kristin Wood did the opening Meditation with the group reading The New Creed

together followed by a discussion.  Kristin then gave the opening Prayer.

3.      Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Eleanor Nicholson that the Agenda

be approved as circulated. Carried.

4.      Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Rita Friesen that the Minutes be

approved as circulated. Carried.

5.      Correspondence-

·        Brian received a brochure for the “Welcome Christ Concert” in

Keystone Center in Brandon on April 26th.

·        Received confirmation that the LicenSing has now be activated.

·        Received the Prayer update Brochure.

6.      Business arising from the Minutes:

a)      Bob reported that the Projector/screen project is at $7500.00 to date.

Bob suggested that we need people in place to operate the screen/projector.

Judy Elgert volunteered to take this on but will require people to help her.

Will start working on this project when Brian Bailey return from holidays.

b)      Name tags – no report.

c)      Music Licensing – as reported this has been activated.

7.      Committee Reports:

A)    Larger Parish (Official Board) – no report

B)     Pastoral Care – Eleanor reported for the month of January they sent out

7 Sympathy cards – 1 Get Well – 1 Thinking of You and 3 one year anniversary

                  of a loss. Eleanor suggested that Tuesday morning coffee time be postponed

                   until Spring as it is not well attended at this time.

C)    Mission and Service – no report

D)    Ministry and Personnel – Rita reported that we require someone to be a Rep

from Neepawa Congregation.

E)     Treasurer -   Bob presented his financial report to the end of January.

                               Income                     $  9,739.13

                               Expenses                    17,530.05      

                                          Deficit               -   7,790.92

                      Bob reported there is a decline in revenue and a discussion was held

                      on this situation and will look at major planning toward the Fall. We

                      will need to look at other methods of raising funds. Brian put out a

                      challenge for each Board member to come to next meeting with one idea.

                          Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Judy Elgert that the Financial

                        Report be approved as presented.  Carried.

F)     Property:

·        Maurice Kaye reported that the flood lights in front of Church

            that had been vandalized will be replaced soon.  Roof repairs have

            not been completed due to cold weather.   

·        John’s Electric will apply the heat tape to the roof when weather

is warmer.

G)    Finance:

·        No member for Finance and the Fall Letters will be prepared by

Chairman, Treasurer and Minister.

H)    UCW :

·        UCW served lunch at five funerals in January.

·        The UCW under the guidance of Rita Friesen and Susan Phillips

will host the Neepawa World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 7th

at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church.  All are welcome.

·        The UCW asks you to gather your spring “gently used” unwanted

item for the Spring Gently Used sale on April 11th and 12th in the CEC.

I)       Ministerial:

·        Kristin reported two funerals.

·        Planning with folks for three weddings and a baptism.

·        Bible study on Thursday a.m. and Sunday p.m.

·        Attended Presbytery meeting in St. Claude on Feb. 4th & 5th.

·        Ministerial Meeting – Neepawa United  Church hosting Good Friday

Service and would like to have United Church choir in attendance.

·        Music License – we need to have information of music and lyrics

added to the Bulletins – Kristin will look after.

·        Require someone to keep track and report the songs used.

J)       Trustees – no report

K)    Worship: Rita reported there will be Lenten music and will have a Pancake

Supper on Ash Wednesday  followed by a Service.

Motion #1:  Moved by Rita Friesen and seconded by Judy Elgert that we

approve the wedding request for May 17th, 2014 for Jane Jardine and

Graham Stewart with Kristin Wood and Joe Ball officiating.  Carried.

Motion #2: Moved by Rita Friesen and seconded by Judy Elgert that

we approve the wedding request for June 14th, 2014 of Kristin Lavich and

Steven Jury with Kristin Wood officiating.  Carried.

L)     Presbytery: Ella Jarvis reported on the Presbytery meeting held in

St. Claude on February 4th and 5th, 2014.

·        She reported that the Conference Allocation for 2014 same as 2013.

·        There was a video/slide presentation on Rendezvous Youth Conference to be

held in Winnipeg August 13th – 16th titled “What Does The Lord

Require of Meat a cost of $325.00 per person - includes meals and

accommodation. More information available from Kristin.

 

·        There was a presentation from Kathryn Hofley on “Financial

Planning and Stewardship”.

·        A  DVD presentation on Affirming Ministry – What Does It

Mean to be Affirming?

·        Discussion on  Comprehensive Review and a Task Group looking at

             structures and policies and what do we need?? 

·        Calling Lakes closing in August, 2014.

·        Rock Lake Camp – new washrooms to be ready for 2015.

M)   Special Reports:

·        Men’ Breakfast – 5 attended.

·        Nominating Committee – no report.

·        Youth Group – going to Country Meadows on Friday, Feb. 14th

·         and will have entertainment and cookies.

Pancake Supper on Ash Wednesday.

·        Sunday School – Judy Elgert gave thanks to the UCW for

               funds received.

·        Singles – Ella reported the luncheon is being held Wed. Feb. 12th

 

Moved by Maurice Kaye and seconded by Eleanor Nicholson that

all reports be accepted as presented.  Carried.

8.      New Business:

·        Spring Supper – chaired by Brian Elgert – April date to be confirmed.

A)   Brian Elgert read the Moment of Levity.

·        Kristin gave the Closing Prayer.

 

Next meeting – March 11th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Brian adjourned the meeting at 9:10 p.m.

 

 

Motions Carried:

 

1.       Moved by Rita Friesen and seconded by Judy Elgert that we approve the

 wedding request for May 17th, 2014 for Jane Jardine and Graham Stewart

with Kristin Wood and Joe Ball officiating.

 

2.      Moved by Rita Friesen and seconded by Judy Elgert that we approve the

wedding request for June 14th, 2014 of Kristin Lavich and Steven Jury with

Kristin Wood officiating.