Executive council minutes


  • Central united methodist church

    executive board

    November 18, 2018

     


     OPENING:   Bill Jacob, Chairman, called the meeting to order.  There were 11members and 4 church staff present.

     

    DEVOTIONAL:  Led by Rev. John Branning

     

    MINUTES:  Minutes were approved as written.

     

    FINANCE REPORT:  Jan Hitt, Finance Secretary, reported that we have received 77% in income which is a little ahead of this time last year.  Expenses are down a little from last year.  A copy of the financial report is attached to these minutes.

     

    Stewardship Pledges may exceed last year’s pledges.

     

    2019 Budget shows a 2% increase over 2018 and some utilities may increase.

     

    After some discussion, Susan Ledbetter moved that the 2019 budget be approved. John David Barr seconded the motion.  Motion voted on and approved.

     

     Jan Hitt reported that the Security Team had met with Officer Ward Calhoun. Would like security cameras on every entrance with person observing each Sunday.  After discussion, Jan was given approval to seek out prices for adding cameras.  Tim Allred moved that Jan get at least two proposals to present to the council at the meeting in January.  Susan Ledbetter seconded the motion.  Motion voted on and approved.

     

    TRUSTEE REPORT:  President of the Optimist Club inquired about using our church for their pancake breakfast.  It would be a two day event in Feb.  After some discussion, Jerry Mason moved to decline; Tim Allred seconded.  Motion voted on and approved.

     

    Tim Allred reported that his crew is working on the Johnson house and will be completed mid December and go on the market before the end of the year.

     

    STAFF PARISH:  Approved full time position for receptionist.  Taking applications.  Hopefully will have someone in place to start in January.  All four appointed ministry staff have been asked to stay on for another year with a 2% increase on all but new hires.

     

    LEAD PASTOR REPORT:  Rev. John Branning expressed his pride over our accomplishment for this year.  He said that any extra money that comes in at the end of the year will go towards paying down our debt.  He also said that there will be changes coming.  Not sure what those changes will be until after the General Conference in February.  He is confident we can handle whatever comes because we know that God is ultimately in control.

     

    NEW BUSINESS:

    MEMBERS ROTATIN OFF:  Jeff McCoy, Martha Wright, Ken Nelson, Amanda Hanegan and Bill Jacob.

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    NEW MEMBERS OF COUNCIL:  Matt Cassell, David Barr, Lindsey Prewitt, Kevin Ward and Richard Beck.

     

    OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL include the Lead Pastor, Finance Director, Chair of SPRC, Lay Leader, Church Treasurer and Recording Secretary.

     

    The next meeting will be January 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

     

    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

     

    Respectfully submitted by Glenda Thomas

     

     





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