Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
January 18, 2018

Present:  Jeanette Hess, John Hoover, Theresa Eckard, Joe LaPrade, Candy Hensley, Kenny Wheelbarger, Ann Healy, Bill Wood, Amy Saum, Chris Dastoli.  Ex-Officio:  Elaine McGann – Interim Pastor, Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk.  Absent:  Donna Miller-Treasurer.

Jeanette Hess called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

Jeanette opened the meeting with devotions and a prayer.

The minutes from the December meeting were distributed and approved.

Calendar Roundtable:  Jan. 28 – Church luncheon with a quick meeting after the meal for those interested in doing children’s story, April 1 – Sunrise Service, Feb. 1st Sunday offering – Open Doors, Feb. 4 – Congregational Business Meeting at 12:15 pm., Feb. 18 – All Church Birthday Party, Feb. 4- 1st Sunday breakfast at 9:15 am., March 11 – Deacon Meeting after church, March 21 – Communion bread making at 6:00pm., March 25 – Love Feast at 7:00pm.

The treasurer’s report was distributed.  After a discussion pertaining to the report’s format and information most helpful to the Leadership Team, Joe made a motion on behalf of the Finance Team that the Profit & Loss vs Actual report and the account listings should be made available to the Leadership Team monthly.  Theresa seconded the motion and it was approved.  It was noted that there is money for church retreats available from the Cook Hospitality Fund.  It was also reported that the money in the youth account is available for NYC 2018.

Focus Team Reports:

Finance Team:  Joe reported that Bill Wood and Mike Suter will be conducting the Financial Review for 2017.

Facilities Team:  John reported that a walk-through has been conducted and they are getting quotes for some projects needed.

Outreach and Missions Team:  Kenny asked that members let the team know if any need arises.

Deacons:  Bill reported the Deacons met and still need more units to be filled.  A new model of visitation has been implemented.  Will invite a Sunday School class to help with communion bread making for the next Love Feast.  The beef will be purchased.  The Deacons welcome any help from interested members.

Youth:  Theresa asked for guidance on handling deposits for NYC.  There are 7 youth eligible to attend.  Joe made a motion to use the Beaver Creek youth account to pay the full deposit for youth that wish to attend NYC this summer.  Candy seconded the motion and it was approved.

Pastor’s Report:  Elaine continues to conduct visitations.  She asked members to be mindful of the fact that Tess continues to deal with the changes associated with the Bollinger’s leaving.

Old Business:  Focus Teams should send their end of year report to Tess as soon as possible, no later than January 24th.

New Business:  The agenda for the February 4th Congregational Business Meeting was approved as follows:

  • Opening Prayer
  • Minutes of previous Council meeting
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Focus Team Reports
  • Pastor’s Report
  • Acceptance of Reports
  • New Business
  • Adjournment

John Hoover will serve as Leadership Team representative for Facilities and Amy Saum will serve as Leadership Team representative for Christian Ed. Team.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 pm.

Next meeting:  February 15 at 7:00 pm.

Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk

January minutes posted