Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Minutes
December 18, 2014
Present: Jeanette Hess, Candy Hulvey, Donna Miller, Evy Kaye Sandin, Denise Shiflet, Marlin Simmons, Bill Wood, Charles Wright, Daniel Over, Denny Miller. Ex-Officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk.
Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Denise Shiflet opened with devotions. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. The Treasurer’s Report was distributed and approved. The adjusted 2015 Budget was presented with changes to the Pastor’s insurance noted. The Master Calendar was updated.
Focus Team Reports:
Worship: Candy Hulvey reported that those that wish to go caroling will meet at Bob-A-Rea’s Monday night at 5:00. The group will carol at Bridgewater Home, return to Bob-A-Rea’s for soup and sandwiches, and then carol in the community. Bread and Cup Communion will be held on January 4 during worship. A 5-week study called “Living Generously” will begin on February 22. Adrienne Whiteside is starting a new job and will be working on Wednesday nights. The choir will need to make a decision about changing the choir practice day.
Deacons: Bill Wood reported that the Deacons continue visitations. Bread and Cup Communion will be held on January 4.
Ministry: Bill Wood reported that Pidge Rhodes will finish out his term on the team.
Christian Education: Jeanette Hess reported that Misti Wheelbarger will finish out Elizabeth Evans’ term on the team.
Facilities: Denny Miller reported that the ice machine has been installed. There was an increase in cost of $615.05. Denny Miller made a motion that the church pays an extra $615.05 for the ice maker due to the unforeseen increase in cost. The motion was seconded by Jeanette Hess and was approved. The front pew is still being repaired. An estimate will be given for repairs of other pews.
Fellowship: Denise Shiflet reported that Sunday morning fellowship time continues to be well attended.
Finance: Donna Miller reported for Charles Wright that the team met with Darlene LaPrade to discuss the new teller system, which will start in January 2015.
Outreach: No report.
Pastor’s Report: Glenn reported that he will be starting a 5 week study, “Living Generously”, on February 22. This study will be held during the Lenten season. Materials have been ordered at a cost of $292.00. Materials will not be sent until payment is received. This is a non-budgeted expense and no funds remain in the Worship Team budget. After discussion, it was decided to wait until January 1 to send the payment. Glenn is exploring the possibility of Beaver Creek participating in the Ministry Summer Service Program. A college student who is interested in ministry would be hired for the summer to focus primarily on the youth. Glenn noted that changes have been made to his health insurance. He will no longer have a HSA account which the church has putting $5000.00 into in the past.
Old Business: A letter was received from Steele and Alice Dunn (see attached letter). A survey was sent out to focus team members to get feedback on the current organizational system. 21 responses were received.
New Business: None.
Other Business: None.
Donna thanked everyone for their support and service.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.