MEETING OF THE BOARD

Neepawa United Church

January 13, 2015

 

Present: Donna Newton, Judy Elgert, Ann Nielsen, Kristin Wood, Ella Jarvis,

Bob Durston, Brian Bailey, Susan Phillips, Eleanor Nicholson and Lyle Byram.

Regrets: Ruth Hanke, Bev Finlayson, Rita Friesen and Maurice Kaye and Brian Elgert.

 

  1. Brian Bailey chaired the meeting and opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

  2. Kristin Wood gave the opening Meditation

  3. Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Donna Newton that the Agenda be

approved as amended. Carried.

  1. Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Eleanor Nicholson that the November

and December Minutes be approved as circulated. Carried.

  1. Correspondence –

of $80.00 for the Christmas Vision.

Church for their wedding on August 8th, 2015 with Wendy Denbow

officiating with the rental fee of $500. and to include organist fee.

Motion #1: Moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Susan Phillips that the Board accept

request of Kristen Smith and Justin Sawchuk to rent the Church sanctuary

for their wedding on August 8th, 2015. Wendy Denbow will officiate. Carried.

and Board decided not to take part in this.

  1. Bob presented the proposed Budget for 2015. There was a discussion on looking at

how to generate extra revenue from renting of the CEC space.

Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Judy Elgert that he recommend presenting

the 2015 Budget to the Congregation at the Annual Meeting.

  1. Committee Reports:

  1. Larger Parish – Brian Bailey

now but Barb Nicholl will chair the Larger Parish the Meeting in February.

Congregation to be accepted.

Elm Creek/ Carman to come to Neepawa. No dates set as yet.

are absent due to illness. It is felt the office should remain open with

someone replacing staff. Brian Bailey to take question to Larger Parish meeting in Feb.

  1. Pastoral Care – Eleanor Nicholson

Eleanor reported she has sent 5 sympathy cards,

4 get well cards and 1 – one year anniversary of a death.

  1. Mission and Service – Susan Phillips

to Amber.

  1. Ministry and Personnel – Brian Bailey

Kelly Bell, Rita Friesen, Kristin Wood and Susan Phillips.

  1. Treasurer Report – Bob Durston

Treasurer’s Report to December 31st 2014

Income $ 167,547.22

Expenses 154,032.70

 

Surplus $ 13,514.52

 

Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Judy Elgert that the Treasurer’s Report be

approved as presented. Carried.

 

  1. Property – Maurice Kaye sent his report due to his absence at meeting.

Recently the elevator inspector tested the unit and it malfunctioned

(the door on the second floor would not open after repeated attempts).

The inspector issued a temporary permit but suggested that the Church

should consider replacing the “Lift” because of the age of the unit and

the amount of money that has been spent on repairs over the last

few years.

Brandon Elevator has been contacted to provide an estimate of the cost

for a new “Lift”.

The Board then had a discussion on the Lift and it has to be in working

order. It was decided to instruct Maurice to obtain quotes for replacement

of Lift and quote for a “Stair Lift”.

Roofing because it was suspected that the soffit and fascia were in poor

shape. McReal reported that the east side of the CEC roof is partially

rotted and that it will need extensive repair or replacement in the

near future.

 

  1. Finance – No report.

  2. UCW – Donna Newton reported

Storm at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg.

  1. Ministeral – Kristin Wood

people committed to attend for six weeks. The Book is “Longing for Home”

with Daily Reflections. People can sign up and Kristin will order the books.

Looking to have this group meet on Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings.

Motion #2 – Moved by Kristin Wood and seconded by Ann Nielsen that we promote the

Lenten Study devotional “Longing for Home” as part of a Lenten Bible Study

to be offered Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and that we charge $15

to go ahead if at least 6 books are ordered, with the Church covering the

difference as well as any books for those who cannot afford it. Carried.

  1. Trustees – Judy Elgert – no report.

  2. Worship – Ann Nielsen

help in March.

Susan Phillips in charge.

Services and possibly sharing with Anglican Church – nothing has been decided.

Susan volunteered for the month of February if Annual Meeting does not have

a successor.

 

from Jean Jackson. The Nativity Scene there belongs to town.

  1. Presbytery – Ella Jarvis

  1. Special reports –

Worship; Finance and Joyce Kingdon will look after the envelopes.

Planning group is Kristin Wood, Shane, Rita Friesen and Judy Elgert.

Easter decorations are being prepared. The Youth group was very helpful to the Salvation Army in preparing the Hampers.

Sundays in March.

Luncheon is January 21st.

Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Donna Newton that all reports be accepted as

presented. Carried.

 

  1. New Business

  1. Brian read a Moment of Levity.

  2. Next Meeting – Annual Meeting is February 1st following Brunch.

Will hold a February Board Meeting only if necessary.

  1. Kristin gave the closing Prayer.

  2. Brian Bailey adjourned the meeting at 9:20 p.m.

 

 

MOTIONS:

 

Motion 1 – Moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Susan Phillips that the Board

accept request of Kristen Smith and Justin Sawchuk to rent Church Sanctuary

for their wedding on August 8, 2015. Wendy Denbow will officiate. Carried.

 

Motion 2 – Moved by Kristin Wood and seconded by Ann Nielsen that we promote the

Lenten Study devotional ``Longing For Home``, as part of a Lenten Bible

Study to be offered Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and that we

charge $15. To go ahead if at least 6 books are ordered with the Church

covering the difference, as well as any books for those who cannot afford it.

Left to the Minister`s discretion. Carried.