Neepawa United Church
October 13, 2015
Present: Kristin Wood-Burke,Bob Durston, Bev Finlayson, Brian Elgert, Judy Elgert,
Bert Lowry, Ella Jarvis, Brian Bailey, Ruth Hanke, Eleanor Nicholson & Bev Davie
Regrets: Maurice Kaye, Donna Newton, Susan Phillips & Lynda Giannotti
1: Call to order - Brian Elgert called meeting to order 7:00pm.
2: Kristin Wood-Burke gave opening meditation
3: Adoption of the agenda moved by Bob Durston, Seconded by Judy Elgert
4: Adoption of the minutes – moved by Bob Durston, seconded by Bert Lowry
5: Correspondence – no correspondence
6: Committee Reports:
A) Larger Parish – Brian Bailey – larger parish will be meeting with Brookdale members to discuss budgets.
B) Pastoral Care – Ruth reported for June 1 sympathy card, 6 get well/thinking of you & 2 one year anniversary ofa death. July – 3 sympathy, 4 get well/thinking of you & 7 one year anniversary of a death. August – 2 sympathy, 6 get well/thinking of you & 2 one year anniversary of a death. September- 6 sympathy, 6 get well/thinking of you & 4 one year anniversary of a death.
C) Mission& Service – Kristin reported Poverty lunch was successful. We had guest speakers. Amanda Naughton-Gale came to speak about poverty in our community & use of food bank at the Salvation Army.
Dawn Haines-Shaw form child and family services, spoke about some of the consequences of
poverty here in our community
The candidates’ forum had 80-90 people attend with 4 of 5 candidates present. Good fellowship
following forum with people attending from Gladstone, Erickson, Sandy Lake, MacGregor,
Carberry & Neepawa.
The paper dolls will stay up until end of November
D) Ministry &Personnel - Brian reported there will be a breakfast meeting October 19th, board discussed if there would be an interest in a Saturday night service.
E) Treasurer – Bob Durston report to September 30
Income - $103,086.03
Deficit - $ 6,869.41
F) Property -no report
G) Finance – no report
H) UCW – Bev Finlayson reported – Preparationsare underway for our “gently used sale” on October 16th& 17th and the fall supper has raised price to $13 and $6.50 for children.
Six UCW members attended the Fall Rally in Plumas. Neepawa will be hosting it is 2016. Least coin
Service November 6th St James Ang. Church
I) Ministerial – Kristin Wood-Burke gave report – Since last meeting, working on creation time
Theme, talking around stewardship. Kristin will be on vacation from October 19th to November 1/15 Rita will be doing service when Kristin is away. Kristin will be asked to be supervisor for McCreary presbytery.
J) Trustees – meeting next month
K) Worship Committee– Judy reported –Still looking at starting children’s choir.
L) Presbytery – Ella Jarvis reported that Susan and Ella attended Rock Lake Camp
September 18th& 19th. They will have a presentation for congregation October 25th. Next meeting in
M)Special Reports – men’s breakfast – no shows, Youth group has 10 members, and they painted
Pumpkins , put up geese in sanctuary & CEC. They are meeting October 16th and October 30th for
Sunday school – have extra teacher have split class in 2.Dale ran nursery class 2 weeks ago which
went well. Numbers are up a bit.
N) Acceptance of all reports moved by Ruth seconded by Eleanor
7. New business: Time & Talent Auction to be held Sunday evening November22nd
Stewardship – letters will be sent out. Posting positions that need to be filled
8. Moment of Levity was read by Ella
10. Kristin gave closing prayer
11. Brian Elgert adjourned the meeting at 8:56pm.