Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
August 20, 2015

Present: Evy Kaye Sandin, Bill Wood, Candy Hulvey, Bill Eckard. Ex-officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Dana Suter – Church Clerk. Absent: Jane Cyzick, Sean Dunn, Deborah Hoover, Jeanette Hess, Theresa  Eckard, Charles Wright. Ex-officio: Donna Miller – Treasurer.

Evy Kaye called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm. Evy Kaye led the group in devotions and a prayer.

The minutes from last month’s meeting and the Treasurer’s report were reviewed but could not be approved without a quorum present.

The master calendar was updated.

Focus Team Reports:

Christian Ed. & Discipleship: Evy Kaye gave a report in Jane’s absence. The Christian Education and Discipleship Team has been working to secure Sunday School teachers for next year and looking at Bible Studies for the fall. They are looking for a camp representative for Brethren Woods and starting a College/Young Adult Sunday School class.

Congregational Connection: Bill gave a report in Sean’s absence. The Congregational Connection Team has completed their budget and is prepared to present a letter at the Fall Congregational Business Meeting about dissolving their focus team.

Facilities: Bill Eckard reported that the Facilities Team will leave their budget the same as last year. The Facilities Team has placed landscaping timbers around the playground, mulched around the church, and placed new electrical circuits in the church basement. There will be a church clean-up day on Sept. 12.

Fellowship: No report.

Finance: No report.

Outreach & Missions: No report.

Ministry: Glenn reported that the Ministry Team had met and talked about the experience this summer with Zander Willoughby, Beaver Creek’s summer intern. Overall, they felt it was a good experience and would be interested in hearing any additional feedback from members of the congregation.

Worship: Candy Hulvey reported that baptism Sunday will be Sept. 13. Teacher recognition Sunday will be Sept. 20. The Spiritual Renewal will be held Sept. 26 – Sept. 28 with Stafford Frederick as the speaker. There will be a joint Love Feast with Mt. Bethel COB, Montezuma COB, and Beaver Creek COB on Oct. 4 held at Montezuma COB.

Deacon’s report: No report.

Pastor’s report: Glenn reported that a Baptism Retreat Day will be held on Aug. 30. Glenn will be on vacation Sept. 7 – Sept. 11 and will be attending the NOAC (National Older Adult Conference) in Lake Junaluska, NC. The CCLI license is up for renewal and this will not be renewed at this time.

Unfinished Business: Copies of the revised polity were handed out to those present. The Leadership Team will visit Sunday School classes on Sept. 13 to gather information on the needs of the Beaver Creek facilities. Evy Kaye reported that two units of Deacon’s are still needed for the 2016 – 2018 term. The chairperson of each Focus Team needs to get their 2016 budgets to Mike Suter as soon as possible.

New Business: Evy Kaye reported a need for nominations for the Gifts and Calling Team. The Pastor’s salary review will be at the end of next month’s Leadership Team meeting.

Glenn led the group in a prayer.

The next Leadership Team meeting is September 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:06 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dana Suter, Church Clerk

August minutes approved