Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
March 19, 2015
Present: Evy Kaye Sandin, Bill Wood, Jane Cyzick, Candy Hulvey, Deborah Hoover, Bill Eckard, Theresa Eckard, Jeanette Hess, Charles Wright. Ex-officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Dana Suter – Church Clerk. Absent: Sean Dunn, Donna Miller – Treasurer.
Evy Kaye called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm. Jeanette Hess led the group in devotions and a prayer.
The minutes from last month’s meeting were approved. There were a few questions about the Treasurer’s Report. Evy Kaye will clarify those with Donna Miller since Donna was absent for this meeting. The master calendar was updated.
Facilities: Bill Eckard reported that 7 pews have been repaired and there are 15 more to be completed. No more pews will be sent for repair until after Easter Sunday. The Facilities Team has retained Michael Wenger to plow the church parking lot and the parsonage driveway for $60.00 after each snowstorm. The light in the nursery has been repaired.
Outreach and Missions: Jeanette Hess reported that the First Sunday Offering for April will be collected on the second Sunday due to the first Sunday being Easter. The offering will go to Gideon’s International. A Gideon will be giving the sermon on that Sunday.
Worship: Candy Hulvey reported that the Living Generously series will continue through March 29. Love Feast will be held March 29. A baptism is set for September 20. The Worship Team is looking for a portable stage that could be used for pageants or music groups. They are actively looking at prices and the different types available. The Worship Team continues in their search for a choir director.
Fellowship: Deborah Hoover reported that a baby shower for AVA Care will be held at the church on April 25 at 2:00 pm. The Fellowship Team will prepare a list for the congregation of suggested gifts to be given to the AVA Care. The All-Church Birthday Party will be held on April Finance: Charles Wright reported that the Finance Team met with Darlene LaPrade to assess the teller program. An evaluation of the forms used resulted in some changes to the forms. The new forms were used last Sunday and the results were great. The Finance Team decided to subscribe to a periodical entitled Church Finances Today. They plan to use the magazine to help with financial practices at the church. Charles reported that in 2-3 months they will be looking for financial consulting.
Christian Education and Discipleship: No report.
Congregational Care: No report.
Ministry: Theresa Eckard reported that Zander Willoughby from Manchester College will be our summer intern from June 3 – August 9. A calendar has been prepared for families to sign up for housing and meals that will be placed in the vestibule. The Ministry Team will prepare an estimate on the amount of money needed for gas, travel, and meals during the nine weeks. A licensing ceremony for LaDawn Plaugher will be held April 19. Pastor’s Report: Glenn reported that Round Tables will be held this weekend at Bridgewater College. There are 4 youth from Beaver Creek that will be attending. The Oyster Dinner is March 21 from 4-7 pm. Glenn asked the group for feedback on the Living Generously series. Many positive comments were shared by the Leadership Team.
Unfinished Business: Evy Kaye is working on condensing the Leadership Team/Focus Team Assessments. The results will be sent back to members of the Leadership Team to discuss at a later date. Evy Kaye sent out a request for the Church Leadership Structure Forms to be placed in the box in the vestibule by Sunday, March 29.
New Business: Evy Kaye read a letter from the district office in regards to Glenn’s ordination review for 2015. Charles Wright made a motion to accept the renewal. Candy Hulvey seconded the motion and the motion passed. Evy Kaye will send the form back to the district office.
Glenn led the group in a prayer. The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 pm. The next Leadership Team meeting is April 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm.
Respectfully Submitted by Dana Suter, Church Clerk