Executive council minutes


  • Central United Methodist Church

    Executive Council

    July 21, 2019

    WELCOME/OPENING:  Chair Susan Ledbetter opened the meeting and asked Matt Farmer to lead the members in prayer.  There were 13 members and 4 Church Staff present.

     

    DEVOTION:  The Evening Prayer and Praise was led by Rev. John Branning with Communion following.

     

    MINUTES:  Tim Allred moved that the minutes be approved as written.  There being no objections, the minutes were approved.

     

    FINANCE REPORT:  Jan Hitt, Finance Director, presented the Financial Report and pointed out that we are $12,000 ahead of where we were this time last year.  We have collected 46% of our projected income.  Jan suggested that we add to our General Maintenance Fund when we work on the 2020 budget.  At the present, a new roof is needed over the Sanctuary; the carpet in Fellowship Hall needs to be replaced and there are other areas in the church that need repair. There is not enough money in the budget to cover these expenses.  Danny Broadfoot moved to accept the Financial Report as presented.  Jerry Mason, seconded.  Motion carried.

     

    TRUSTEE REPORT:  Jan, also reported that the new phone system is installed and working very well.  The cameras are also in place and working.  The central center to observe the entrances and exits is in the control booth.  One of the Safety members will be monitoring those cameras each Sunday.

     

    Tim Allred reported that the Johnson home has been shown three times, but no-one has made an offer on it, yet.  Positive comments on the home when it is shown. 

     

    STAFFING REPORT:  In the absence of SPRC Chair, Kevin Hatch, Rev. Branning reported that there have been several interviews and interest shown in the Youth Director position, but no-one has taken the job at this time.  They will be interviewing another candidate this week.  John asked that we be in prayer that the right person will come along.

     

    Jan reported that the Bonita Parsonage where the Riddles were living has been cleaned, grass mowed, etc. and turned back over to the District.

     

    LEAD PASTOR'S REPORT:  Rev. Branning reported that he and Jan Hitt have been elected to the Jurisdictional Conference.  John will also be serving as a reserve delegate to General Conference.  John foresees a split in the United Methodist Church coming.  We will know more about Central's future after General Conference.

     

    All Fall activities will resume on Sunday, August 11.  John described the big “kick-off” that is planned for that day and needs volunteers to help.  Wednesday night activities resume on August 14.  Sunday, August 18, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the consecration of the Sanctuary.  At 10:35 a.m. on that day, everyone is asked to move to the front steps where we will take a group picture like the one taken 100 years ago and on display in the history cabinet downstairs.  Bob Peden is planning a special worship service and there will be a reception set up in the Crossing.

     

    Kevin Ward's Sunday School class is planning to serve homemade ice cream on that Sunday and is challenging other adult classes to do something fun in celebration and promotion of Sunday School.

     

    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.  Next meeting is Sunday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.

     

    Respectfully submitted by

    Glenda Thomas, Secretary

     




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