Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
October 16, 2014
Present: Roger Simmons, Jeanette Hess, Evy Kaye Sandin, Denise Shiflet, Donna Miller, Bill Wood, Candy Hulvey, Charles Wright. Ex-Officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor. Absent: Marlin Simmons, Kenny Wheelbarger.
Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Evy Kaye Sandin led devotions.
The minutes from the previous meeting were approved.
The Treasurer’s report was distributed and approved.
The Master Calendar was updated.
Focus Team Reports:
Facilities: Roger Simmons reported for the Facilities Team that the new furnace has arrived in Harrisonburg, but installation work will require either a new chimney or extensive chimney work, additional vent pipe and a power vent to provide additional draft. Figures are being requested for the proposed new chimney. Evy Kaye Sandin moved that up to an additional $6000 be allocated for the chimney; Charles Wright seconded the motion and it was approved on a show of hands.
Christian Education: Teachers have been secured for all Sunday School classes; no further report.
Fellowship: Denise Shiflet reported that there is a French Toast Fifth Sunday set for November 30.
Finance: Charles Wright reported that work on the budget is complete and it is ready for the Congregational Business Meeting. Work also continues on the offering teller system.
Worship: Candy Hulvey reported that the Junior Highs volunteered to lead the Christmas Eve service at 11 p.m. December 24. Pastor Geordany Joseph from Haiti will be delivering the sermon on October 19 and there will be an opportunity for an offering for his work.
Ministry: Bill Wood reported that LaDawn Knicely has come forward as a candidate for the licensed ministry. After discussing LaDawn’s hopes and plans with her at its October meeting, the team unanimously recommended LaDawn’s candidacy to the Leadership Team for the fall Congregational Business Meeting agenda. (On a show of hands, the Leadership Team unanimously endorsed LaDawn’s candidacy.)
Congregational Care: No report.
Deacons: Bill Wood reported that the Deacons were pleased with the turnout at Love Feast on October 5. The attendance included a number of youth observers, who were most welcome. They took part in every aspect of the Love Feast except the bread and cup, which is reserved for baptized members. Bill expressed appreciation for all who helped with Love Feast preparation, including the Wednesday session to bake communion bread.
Pastor’s Report: Glenn reported on preparations for Pastor Geordany’s visit. The Bridgewater College Chapel band, Outspoken, will be providing special music for that service. Glenn also reported on Jonathan Shively’s visit and the church program in general, reminding the Leadership Team that the season will be very active from now to the end of the year.
Old Business: Donna pointed out that under denominational guidelines, Pastor Glenn is eligible for five weeks of vacation. It was also noted that Glenn has not been taking the vacation time allotted for some years now. No action was taken.
The proposed 2015 budget was discussed and endorsed as ready for Congregational Business Meeting consideration. Copies will be available for distribution on October 19.
Donna distributed a copy of an expense log submitted by Steele and Alice Dunn from their Ukraine mission work.
New Business: The list of candidates for the Congregational Business Meeting was approved.
A separate meeting to review the polity and address issues of wording was set for Thursday, November 6, at 5:30 p.m., with subs and fruit provided.
The meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.
Bill Wood, substituting for Darlene LaPrade