Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
August 18, 2016
Present: Bill Wood, Ann Healy, Diane Miller, Theresa Eckard, Darlene LaPrade, Brad Eckard, Joe LaPrade.
Ex-officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Dana Suter – Church Clerk. Absent: Deanne Dastoli, Charles
Wright, Bill Eckard, and Donna Miller – Treasurer.
Bill Wood called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Ann Healy led the group in devotions and a prayer.
The minutes and the Treasurer’s report from last month’s meeting were approved.
Calendar Roundtable: Aug. 31 – Choir begins rehearsals, Sept. 4 – First Sunday Breakfast, First Sunday offering to the Bridgewater/Stokesville Food Pantry, Teacher Recognition and presentation of Bibles to 3rd graders, Sept. 9-11 – All-Church Retreat, Sept. 18 – Baptisms, Oct. 2 – Love Feast, Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 – Open Doors with Montezuma.
Bill reported the need for a delegate or two to represent Beaver Creek at the District Conference. Bill also asked LT members for pre-nominations for deacons and a list will be compiled prior to next month’s meeting.
Finance Team: Bill presented a follow-up from the Finance Team in Charles Wright’s absence. An e-mail from the Finance Team was sent out to the Focus Team Chairs for budget requests. The Finance Team would like to receive each focus team’s budget for next year by August 31. The offering counting team is in place with Linda Rhodes acting as Assistant Financial Secretary and Jane Wood in the role as an alternate.
Facilities update on the church’s insurance coverage: The recommended increase to the church’s insurance coverage would increase the deductible from $1000 to $5000 or $10,000, depending on the policy chosen. In order to prepare for a potential disaster, the church could prepare in three different ways: 1.) Set aside a fund for the deductible. 2.) Use a designated source for the deductible. 3.) Do not set aside funds at all assuming that if a need arises, the funds needed would be given. There was discussion on this matter with most members wanting to set aside funds for the higher deductible if needed.
Glenn reported that baptisms would be held in September along with several people transferring their memberships to Beaver Creek.
Worship Team: Ann reported that the Worship Team would like to increase the amount given to pulpit supply from $80 to $85. They have funds to cover this amount for the remainder of this year and would increase this amount on their budget for next year.
Christian Ed. & Discipleship: Darlene reported that they are searching for Sunday school teachers for the Cradle Room, Pre-School, and the Junior and Senior High Youth. Darlene requested feedback from the LT about possibly combining the Junior and Senior High classes due to lower numbers in these classes. The LT agreed that a combined Sunday school class for the youth would be acceptable but that social events would not be ideal with combined age groups.
New Business: The LT discussed having a new church activity this fall called a Weekend of Service. The weekend would begin on a Friday evening with a hot dog roast, campfire and evening vespers. Those who wanted to camp out over night could stay in tents or campers. On Saturday morning, all the campers and anyone else who wanted to participate would go out into the community for various service projects arranged by the Outreach and Missions Focus Team. On Sunday morning, the worship service would include reflections from those participating in the weekend. Some examples of service projects would be fall yard clean up for the elderly, bingo at various nursing homes, AVA Care, Sadie Rose Foundation, assembling school kits to send overseas, etc. The weekend of November 11-13 is the potential date for this event.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:06 pm.
The next Leadership Team Meeting is September 15 at 7:00 pm.
Respectfully Submitted, Dana Suter, Church Clerk