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:

  1. Larger Parish – Brian Bailey – larger parish will be meeting with Brookdale members to discuss budgets.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Treasurer – Bob Durston report to September 30

Income - $103,086.03

Expenses -$109,955.44

Deficit - $ 6,869.41

  1. Property -no report

  2. Finance – no report

  3. 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

  1. 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

Oakville November.

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

9. Next meeting November 17th @ 7:00

10. Kristin gave closing prayer

11. Brian Elgert adjourned the meeting at 8:56pm.