Meeting of the Board

Neepawa United Church

November 25, 2014

 

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

Ruth Hanke, Bev Finlayson and Lyle Byram.

Regrets: Bob Durston, Brian Elgert, Brian Bailey, Susan Phillips, Rita Friesen, Maurice Kaye,

and Eleanor Nicholson.

 

  1. Donna Newton chaired the meeting and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

  2. Kristin Wood gave the opening Meditation.

  3. Moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Judy Elgert that the Agenda be approved

as circulated. Carried.

  1. Moved by Ella Jarvis and seconded by Ruth Hanke that the Minutes of October

meeting be approved as circulated. Carried.

  1. Correspondence – no correspondence.

  2. Budget Discussion – Donna presented the Neepawa and Area Pastoral Charge

2015 Working Budget..

The total Budget is $117,917.00 with Brookdale paying $9000.00 per year

and Neepawa paying $84,000.00 per year and Pastoral Charge surplus paying

$24,917.00.

Motion #1: Moved by Judy Elgert and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the 2015 Working Budget

be recommended to the Congregation at the Annual Meeting February 1, 2015. Carried.

 

A discussion on the budget was held to look at short term solutions to balance budget.

It was suggested to have a committee look at having some people of the congregation

prepare a Sunday Service rather than paying for Pulpit supply. Kristin would

advise and assist people in this regard if people felt they could do this.

It was suggested to look at a Music Sunday rather than Pulpit supply.

  1. A) Larger Parish – Donna Newton reported that December 7th is Arden’s

Closure Service. Everyone is welcome to attend the 9:30 a.m. Service. There

will not be a service at Brookdale on that day. Brookdale and Neepawa GAP

committee will provide dainties for the fellowship following the Service.

something to Neepawa United please let Arden know.

and Carman/Elm Creek to come to Neepawa.

B) Pastoral Care – Ruth reported for October they sent out

4 Sympathy cards

5 Get Well & Thinking of you

6 One year anniversary of a death

 

 

 

C) Mission and Service – No Report

D) Ministry and Personnel – No Report

E) Treasurer’s Report – Donna reported that the Board has received

CEC Rental payment of $500 from Child and Family Services

CEC Rental payment of $400 from Assiniboine North Parent Coalition.

of the CEC.

Treasurer’s Report to November 20th.

Income $143,466.13

Expenses 145,146.70

Surplus/deficit $ - 1,680.57

 

Moved by Ruth Hanke and seconded by Bev Finlayson that the Treasurer’s Report be

approved as presented. Carried.

F) Property – No report

G) Finance – No report

H) UCW –

of Canada.

  1. Ministerial –

Peter Deveson and Bill Sumner.

Saturday.

J) Trustee –

K) Worship –

Motion #2 Moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the Board accept

the request from Robyn and Colleen Copeland for transfer of membership

from Neepawa United Church to Box 86, Emerson, Manitoba ROA OLO.

Carried.

Motion #3 Moved by AnnNielsen and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the Board accept

Wedding request of Wesley Edward Levandoski and Kelsey Delphine Doris Campbell

on August 1, 2015. Kristin has met with couple. Carried.

 

 

 

follow.

Christmas morning. A tea light and tea bag to be included with the

Liturgy. There may be a need for approximately 400 bags. Request being

looked into regards expense and distribution feasibility for Dec. 14th, 21st

and Christmas Eve service.

plant remembrances, just because and “thank you”.

Kristin time at Arden’s service.

L) Presbytery

meeting at Carman on November lst.

Donation forms turned in.

M) Special Reports

Kristin and Judy getting ready for the New Year.

Ornaments for sale.

with lots of delicious food enjoyed by all.

There was a discussion with respect to the photo copy machine and will soon need to be

replaced. It was suggested that perhaps could cut down on printing Bulletins with information

now on the screen. Possibly just print a page of announcements.

 

 

Motion moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Judy Elgert that all reports be

accepted as presented. Carried.

 

  1. New Business – no new business to report

  2. Ruth gave a Moment of Levity.

  3. Next meeting Tuesday, January 13th, 2015.

  4. Kristin gave the closing Prayer.

  5. Donna adjourned the meeting at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

MOTIONS:

 

Motion #1 – Moved by Judy Elgert and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the 2015 working

Budget be recommended to the Congregation at the Annual Meeting

February 1, 2015. Carried.

 

Motion #2 - Moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the Board accept

a request from Robyn and Colleen Copeland for transfer of membership

from Neepawa United Church to Box 86, Emerson, Manitoba R0A 0L0. Carried.

 

Motion #3 – Moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the Board accept

Wedding request of Wesley Edward Levandoski and Kelsey Delphine Doris Campbell

on August 1, 2015. Kristin has met with couple. Carried.