Executive council minutes


  • Central United Methodist Church

    Executive Council

    September 15, 2019


    The meeting was called to order by Sherry Howell, Vice Chairman, in the absence of Chairman Susan Ledbetter.  There were 15 members and 4 church staff present.  Associate Pastor, Matt Farmer opened with Prayer.  Reverend John Branning led the devotion and communion.

     

    MINUTES:  Tin Allred moved that the minutes be accepted as written.  Mary Johnson seconded the motion.  Minutes were approved as written.

     

    FINANCE REPORT:  Jan Hitt, gave the report on the August statement. We are down $26,673.86 from this same time last year.  Due to the low income, Conference Asking has not been paid the last two months.  Church giving was down considerably during the summer months.  Hopefully, it will get better as the year comes to a close.  The Stewardship Campaign will begin soon which should help get people motivated to continue their tithing and/or giving to the church.

     

    2020 PROPOSED BUDGET:  Jan presented the proposed budget for 2020.  Each item was explained, and everyone was given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss. There were increases in some areas and decreases in others.  The total budget for 2020 is $1,636,488.00 which is an increase of $13,787.00 over last year’s budget.  Tyler Walton moved that the budget be accepted.  John David Barr seconded the motion.  The budget was approved.

     

    TRUSTEES:  Jan reported that there were several areas in the church which need attention....one is the carpet in Fellowship Hall.  Jan has asked for estimates from two different dealers.  She has gotten a response from one which was for $21,000.00.  Tim Allred suggested that when we order new carpeting that we use the carpet squares which are easy to replace when damage occurs.  No action taken on this subject.  Tim also reported that there is some interest in the Johnson home. 

     

    STAFFING REPORT:  Kevin Hatch, SPRC Chair, reported that the committee met in July and hired Megan Hatch as the part time Youth Director.  Kevin recused himself from the discussion and vote on his wife.  Walt Herrington will begin in October as Part Time Youth Director Assistant and will intern under Megan.  Several members commented on what a good job Megan is doing with the youth.

     

    Kevin reported that there may be other staff changes coming in the next year.  A member of the Ministry Staff is looking at retirement which could be a possibility in the near future. 

     

    LEAD PASTOR REPORT:  Reverend Branning reported that the cleaners owned by the Forts may be closing and the property will be put up for sale.  Mr. Fort has offered the church the first opportunity to purchase the property.  After some discussion, no action was taken.

     

    Danny Broadfoot also reported that the Scout Building needs some work, especially around the windows.

     

    Reverend Branning reminded everyone that the Charge Conference will be in Philadelphia at Sandtown United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m.  The Church van will be used to transport members who wish to attend.  John asked that some members of the Executive Council plan to attend.

     

    The next meeting will be held on November 17 at 5:00 p.m.  There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

     

    Respectfully submitted,

    Glenda Thomas, Executive Council Secretary

     

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