Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
September 18, 2014
Present: Jeanette Hess, Evy Kaye Sandin, Denise Shiflet, Kenny Wheelbarger, Donna Miller, Bill Wood. Ex-Officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor. Absent: Marlin Simmons, Candy Hulvey, Charles Wright.
Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and led devotions. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved as amended. The Treasurer’s report was distributed and approved. The Master Calendar was updated.
Focus Team Reports:
Ministry: The Ministry team spent some time discussing the Springs of Living Water survey results. Meetings with our ministry candidates will be set up. Glenn reported that the ethics training required by the new paper adopted by Annual Conference has been completed.
Congregational Care: No report.
Deacons: Bill Wood reported that the Deacons will be making communion bread October 1 and preparing for the October 5 Love Feast at 7 p.m.
Worship: No report.
Christian Education: Jeanette Hess reported that teacher recognition is complete, but some teachers have not yet claimed their flowers. Third graders have been recognized with presentation Bibles. Donated video equipment has been received for the Sunday School program.
Fellowship: Denise Shiflet reported that more than 40 people attended the Movie Night and around $100 was raised for the work camp fund. Vespers are set for September 21 with a 5 p.m. campfire and hot dog roast, followed by music and devotions at 6 p.m. Fellowship mornings on Sunday are also going well.
Outreach: Kenny Wheelbarger reported on progress with the backpack program for children in food-insecure homes. Sign-ups for buying and packing are in progress. Additional work is necessary to arrange for reimbursement for those who go on the buying trips.
Finance: Charles Wright had reported to Donna before the meeting that the finance team was continuing to work on the offering teller system, and continues to work on the budget for the October council meeting.
Facilities: Glenn read an email from Roger Simmons reporting on the furnace situation. The HVAC contractors who looked all agreed that the current furnace is at the end of its life. The one estimate received is that another boiler like our current one will cost $20,886, with an effective life of 20 to 25 years. Additional estimates are pending. Wall repairs and carpet cleaning have also been done.
Pastor’s Report: Glenn reported that Homecoming went well and that he had received good reactions to Robert Alley’s message and the video shown downstairs. In addition to regular weekly duties and usual visitation, Glenn officiated at the wedding of Pieter Tramper and Lydia Croom at Woodstock and is working with an additional couple in pre-marital counseling. Glenn reported that Sam Evans is able to receive letters, but not anything else, at Marine basic training. Glenn passed along word that the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) are hard pressed by terrorism and war. He also reported that the Gifts and Calling Team is still working on filling positions for 2015. Geordany Joseph from the Haitian orphanage familiar to Beaver Creek will be present for October 19 worship.
Old Business: Work on the 2015 budget is not complete, but the budget will require action to prepare it for October presentation at the next Leadership Team meeting.
New Business: Montezuma Church of the Brethren has asked for assistance with the Open Doors homeless ministry in November.
The meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m.
Bill Wood, substituting for Darlene LaPrade