Neepawa United Church

May 12, 2015


Present:   Donna Newton, Kristin Wood,Bob Durston, Bev Finlayson, Brian    

            Elgert, Brian Bailey, Linda Giannotti,  and Bev Davie

Regrets:    Eleanor Nicholson, Judy Elgert, & Susan Phillips, Ruth Hanke, Bert Lowry, Ella Jarvis & Maurice Kaye


1:  Call to order - Brian Elgert chaired the meeting and opened at 7:00pm.

2:   Kristin Wood gave opening meditation

3:   Adoption of the agenda moved by Bob Durston , seconded by Donna Newton. Carried

4:   Adoption of the minutes, moved by Bob Durston, seconded by Brian Bailey.

5:  Correspondence –   Note from Presbytery to host meeting for 60 people on April 22-23, 2016.

6:   Committee Reports:

A)   Larger Parish – Ministry& personnel met with regards to Amber’s resignation. Kristin will take calls for office Monday & Friday for funeral arrangements. Office hours will be Tuesday- Thursday 9:30-1, 1-3:30

B)    Pastoral Care – No report

C)    Mission& Service – No report

D)   Ministry &Personnel -  Pastoral Charge secretary treasurer job description & position specifications were reviewedand presented to larger Parish on April 27,2015. Larger parish board approved the changes and expenses for advertising the position.

-        Pastoral Charge secretary/treasurer position advertised in community & area. Deadlines for applications May 13,2015.

-        Process for reviewing applications, short listings & interviewing will be determined but desire is for person hired to spend may 25-29 with Amber  for  training.

-        Celebration recognizing Amber’s years of service is planned for May 21st 2-4pm. It is being organized as an informal come and go gathering.

-        Approximate costs for celebration are advertising - $30 (ad Neepawa banner) refreshments $150 & Gift $150

-        Exit interview will be conducted with Amber

-        Meeting date to be set with Kristin to discuss her vacation and study leave plan. This meeting is requested prior to next pastoral charge meeting May 26th – submitted by Lynda

E)    Treasurer – Bob Durston – Treasurers report  to April 30                                                                                           Income - $47,948.95

Expenses-      $55,085.05                                                                                  Deficit           -$  7,136.10

 Moved by Bob Durston and seconded by Donna Newton that the treasurer’s report be approved as presented. Carried

F)    Property  - no report

G)    Finance – no report

H)   UCW – Bev Finlayson submitted report– 3 funeral lunches

Donna, Ella & Bev F. attended N Agassiz Presbytery Meeting, plans for Oct 8 N Agassiz rally in Plumas were main item.

Soup & sandwich luncheon & bake sale May 7th realized profit of $2010.00

Our UCW donation of $7,000.00 to church board was moved.

Shower for Kristin is in the works for June 3, 2pm CEC. All are invited.



I)      Ministerial – Kristin Wood gave report        

J) Trustees – no report

      K)    Worship Committee– Kristin reported May 24thSunday school doing service, picnic after. Fathers         

             Day service will have Tim Bits. June 21st is Grad service.

L)   Presbytery – No report

      M)Special Reports – mens breakfast – small group, down in numbers, Youth group are to be invited  

to  Ambers tea.  Camp trip set for end of June. Sunday school numbers are up.


7 .  Time sensitive matters – Admission of members at Large                                                                

      Portrait of Jesus donated by Arden – Donna  & Brian will find place to   

      Hang portrait. Was consensus of the board that Arden can put a plaque on portrait.

8.  New Business:

     Talk about time & talent auction & HIMS talking about fund raiser

9. Moment of Levity read by Kristin

10.  Next meeting June 16 @ 7:00

11. Kristin gave closing prayer

13. Brian Elgert adjourned the meeting at 9:30 pm.



 #1 Moved by Donna Newton  that the Neepawa United Church agree to host the Presbytery meeting April 22-23,2016. Seconded by Bev Finlayson. Carried


  #2         Moved by Brian Bailey  that we purchase a piece of stained glass up to value $200 as a departure gift for Amber Zalluski. Seconded by Lynda Giannotti. Carried