Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Minutes
November 20, 2014

Present: Jeanette Hess, Candy Hulvey, Donna Miller, Evy Kaye Sandin, Denise Shiflet, Bill Wood, Charles Wright. Ex-Officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk. Absent: Marlin Simmons.

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.
Candy Hulvey opened with devotions.
The minutes from the October and the Special Called Leadership Team meetings were approved.
The Treasurer’s Report was distributed and approved.
The Master Calendar was updated.

Focus Team Reports:

Deacons: Bill Wood reported that Bread and Cup Communion will be held on January 4. The Deacons continue with visitations.

Worship: Candy Hulvey reported that the Children’s Christmas Program will be held during worship on December 21. Christmas caroling will be on December 22 @ 5:30 pm. The Junior Highs will be in charge of the Christmas Eve Service.

Finance: Charles Wright reported that the team will meet on Monday night with Darlene LaPrade to discuss the new teller system.

Fellowship: Denise Shiflet reported that a French Toast breakfast will be held on the 5th Sunday in November.

Christian Education: Jeanette Hess reported that the team needs to find a replacement for Elizabeth Evans. This will be a 2yr term.

Ministry: No report.

Congregational Care: No report.

Facilities: Donna Miller read a report sent from Roger Simmons. The new furnace has been installed. Roger is having difficulty getting the temperature to 70 degrees in the sanctuary. The front row pew has been taken to the upholsterer for repair. 18 of the 22 pews have tears in the upholstery.

Outreach: No report.

Pastor’s Report: Glenn reported that Advent booklets will be available at Hanging of the Greens. Glenn will be meeting with his health insurance agent tomorrow. Due to the changes in the tax laws, Glenn will have to pay taxes on his share and the amount the church pays. He is looking into other options for getting health care insurance. Glenn discussed a series of materials called “Living Generously”. This is a 5 week focus study with 7 min. video clips that would be done during worship. Additional materials are available for use in Sunday School classes. The cost is $300.00 with some opportunities available to offset the cost. Glenn would like to start this study on February 22 ending March 22 (Lent).

Old Business: Donna discussed the need to let Steele and Alice Dunn know that their request for insurance funds is not in our 2015 budget. They will be informed that support will be given to them through First Sunday Offerings. The church also needs to know when the money is needed.

New Business: Donna reported that Elizabeth Evans, Kenny Wheelbarger, and Bob Hess have all resigned their positions on Focus Teams. A replacement is also needed for Bill Wood due to his election as Chair-Elect in 2015. Donna distributed an assessment tool for Focus Team members and asked for feedback. The assessment will be tweaked and sent out to current team members and past team members.

Other Business: The next Leadership Team meeting will be held on December 18 @ 7:00 pm. Current Focus Team members and new Focus Team members will be asked to attend to organize their teams for 2015. Letters will be sent to current and new members.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 pm.

November minutes approved