Neepawa United Church

October 17, 2017


Present: Kristin Woodburke, Linda Hart, Pat Fedoruk, Jane Goudie, Bob Durston, Brian Bailey, Ella Jarvis, Donna Newton


1. Call to order – Brian Bailey, in Bert’s absence, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

2. Kristin led us in an opening meditation

3. Adoption of the agenda – Donna moved adoption of the agenda, 2nd by Ella. Carried

4. Adoption of the minutes – Pat moved adoption of Sept. 19, 2017 minutes, 2nd by Donna. Carried

5. Correspondence

6. Committee Reports:

A) Pastoral Care – no report

B) Mission & Service - no report

C) Ministry & Personnel - Brian Bailey reported that the Committee met on October 11 and recommended to the Larger Parish Committee an increase of $0.65 per hour to Dawn Gardy’s salary. The Larger Parish Committee has approved this increase.

D) Treasurer – Bob ‘s report shows info to Sept. 30, 2017

Income $108,261.45

Expenses $114,895.38

Deficit $ 6,633.93

Moved by Bob, 2nd by Brian. That the Treasurer’s Report be adopted. Carried

E) Property – no report

F) UCW – Donna reported that 5 members attended the UCW Presbyterial Rally in Gladstone on Oct. 5. The UCW held a successful Nearly New Sale this past weekend with a profit of $1,550. The Fall Supper is on Oct. 29 and phoning for food/workers is well underway. The cost will be $14 for adults. Members prepared boxes with donated items for Red Sucker Lake.

G) Ministerial – Kristin reported that she has been busy preparing for three funerals, four baptisms

and two weddings. She also prepared the Stewardship letter. Kristin will be away on a study leave for a ministerial retreat in B.C. from Oct 30 to Nov. 6

H) Trustees – No report

I) Worship Committee –Pat reported


The Board discussed “Passing the Peace” as part of the Sunday Service. There has been some negative feedback. Kristin urged anyone with a concern to approach her or a member of the Worship Committee.


J) Stewardship – Kristin reported

K) Presbytery

Kristin reported that the Presbytery will be cutting assessments to congregations for next year in preparation for an expected increase later.

L) Special Reports

M) Acceptance of all reports was moved by Jane, 2nd by Ella. Carried


7. Old Business:

A) Church Governance Report and B) Neepawa United Church Constitution


8. New Business

A) Pastoral Oversight Committee Review of Annual Report

Bert contacted Presbytery and asked them to clarify the Review. He sent a report on what he had found. There were three items indicated on the Review that we had not sent with the 2016 Annual Report. Bert indicated that we have been completing these items but did not say so in the Annual Report and that we can easily fix that in future Annual Reports. Items needing to be included are evidence that the financial records have been reviewed/audited; a Charitable Tax Return has been filed; and a United Church Statistical Report has been filed.


B) Remit 6

Kristin distributed information on Remit 6 and explained the proposed change. The Pastoral Charge must vote on this Remit by Feb 28, 2018. Feedback from the Board is wanted. The Remit is called One Order of Ministry. Further discussion at a future meeting.


C) Christmas Services


9. Brian provided a moment of levity.

10. Next meeting November 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

11. Kristin gave closing prayer

12. Brian adjourned the meeting at 9:15 pm