Meeting of the Board

Neepawa United Church

October 21, 2014


Present: Brian Elgert, Brian Bailey, Donna Newton, Judy Elgert, Ann Nielsen,

Kristin Wood, Ella Jarvis, Eleanor Nicholson, Bev Finlayson and Lyle Byram.

Regrets: Bob Durston, Ruth Hanke, Susan Phillips, Rita Friesen and Maurice Kaye.


  1. Brian Elgert called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

  2. Kristin Wood gave the opening Meditation.

  3. Moved by Donna Newton and seconded by Ann Nielsen that the Agenda be

approved as circulated. Carried.

  1. Moved by Ella Jarvis and seconded by Eleanor Nicholson that the Minutes

be approved as circulated. Carried.

  1. Correspondence:

  1. Budget Discussion- discussed at end of meeting.

  2. Committee Reports:

  1. Larger Parish – meeting scheduled for October 23rd

  2. Pastoral Care – for September sent out 4 Sympathy: 9 Get Well:

1 Thinking of you and 5 One year anniversary of a death in family.

  1. Mission and Service – No report

  2. Ministry and Personnel – No report

  3. Treasurer Report to September 30th-

Income - $103,086.03

Expenses - 109,955.44

$ -6,869.41

Screen/Projector Project

Donations $10,610.41

Memorial Fund 6,468.90

Total $ 17,079.31

Will table this discussion for a future meeting.

  1. Property – No report

  2. Finance – No report

  3. UCW – Bev Finlayson reported

Friday, Novmeber 14th at 2:00 p.m. in our Church.


  1. Ministerial – Kristin Wood

and this is a change for some people.

  1. Trustee Report –No report

  2. Worship – Ann Nielsen

passed on to Ann that we had agreed to pay NACTV $100/month

for this service and no monies have passed the publishers door to date.

Ann asked for clarification on this and no one on the Board was aware

of this charge. Brian to follow this up...

MOTION #1- Moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the Board accept requests for transfer of membership from St. Andrews United in Arden to

Neepawa United of Grace Rogers; Ken Rogers; Eleanor Cochrane; Irene Bateman

and Arlene Bucksovich. Carried.

Clergy was ill.


first Sunday in Advent.

Her first Sunday is October 26th.

  1. Presbytery -

meeting held at Roland. Susan reported she enjoyed the worship and

singing. They held discussions on the Competency-Based Education Model

and One order of Ministry. Also the Compensation Model. A workshop

was held on Courage and Renewal.



  1. Special Reports

Nominating Committee – Set Meeting date at next Board meeting.

Men’s Breakfast – Brian reported that 2 attended men’s breakfast.

Youth Group – Judy reported group is going along good. The group

decorated pumpkins and have sold some. Having a Hallowe’en party

on October 31st.

Sunday School – Judy reported that Kim is working with the children and

they are learning the Lord’s Prayer in Sign language.

Singles – Luncheon was held on October 11th – great food and fellowship

enjoyed by all.

Moved by Donna Newton and seconded by Judy Elgert that all reports be accepted as presented.


  1. New Business:

go out soon. The Board held a discussion on Stewardship..

Neepawa Board and Brookdale Board regarding the Budget.

Heather Lee chaired this meeting and discussion on how to

meet the Budget and where to make any cuts in the Budget.

A date of November 20th was set for resolution to this situation.

  1. Brian Bailey gave a Moment of Levity.

  2. Next Meeting set for November 25th at 7:00 p.m.

  3. Kristin gave the closing Prayer.

  4. Brian adjourned the meeting at 9:00 p.m.



Motion #1 – Moved by Ann Nielsen and seconded by Ella Jarvis that the Board

accept request of membership from St. Andrews United Church in Arden to

Neepawa United Church of Grace Rogers, Ken Rogers, Eleanor Cochrane,

Irene Bateman and Arlene Bucksovich. Carried.