Executive council minutes


  • Central United Methodist Church

    Executive Council

    Zoom  and in-person Meeting September 20,2020


    WELCOME:

    The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Kevin Ward. Kevin asked for prayer concerns. John Branning offered opening prayer.

     

    Those present: Tim Allred, David Barr, John David Barr, Richard Beck, Kathy Busby, Jimmy Carle, Matt Cassell, Kevin Hatch, Odis Howze, Clair Huff, Bill Jacobs, Amy Nelson, Lindsey Prewitt, Kevin Ward, and Tyler Walton. Church staff present: John Branning, Jan Hitt, Glenda Thomas, Matt Farmer.

     

    MINUTES:

    Chairman Ward asked for approval of the minutes. Bill Jacobs moved to accept. Tyler Walton seconded the motion. Minutes were approved as written.

     

    FINANCE:

    Financial Secretary, Jan Hitt, gave a comparison of this time last year which showed a collection of 59% of the budget to this year with a 58% which is a $12,000 difference. However, due to the Corona Virus, our expenses have been reduced so we are actually doing very well financially, at present. A copy of the Financial Report is attached with these minutes.

     

    The Stewardship campaign is scheduled for October and each staff will be submitting their budget for 2021. This Council will vote on the proposed budget in November.

     

    There being no further financial discussion, Tim Allred moved that the report be accepted. Clair Huff seconded. Motion carried.

     

    TRUSTEE REPORT:

    Jan reported that the extra WiFi access has been installed. Kelly Cluff has been paid for the extra cameras which were approved in March.....waiting for them to come in to be installed. We also voted to replace the carpet in the Fellowship Hall at a former meeting. Tim Allred will bring some samples to Jan. This needs to be done during this 2020 budget year.

     

    Jan also brought up the problem of making sure everyone at any church function is wearing their masks. There were several in church this morning who did not wear their mask. After some discussion, it was decided that an email will go out as a reminder; John will personally speak with those few who did not wear their mask; person making morning announcements will also remind everyone to wear their mask.

     

    SPRC: SPRC will discuss appointments at their next meeting. Otherwise, there was no report.

     

    CHARGE CONFERENCE: We will do our own Charge Conference on November 2 both by Zoom and in person. More information will be forthcoming.

     

    WORSHIP: John announced that we will stay with the format we have in place for the next month or so which is a 9:00 A.M. and an 11:00 A.M. service; Sunday School for children and youth at 10:00 A.M. and for those adult classes who wish to meet. We won't add a third service at this time.

     

    TECHNOLOGY: Since so many are staying home and using technology to provide home worship, our system needs to be upgraded. Tim Wise, Matt Farmer, John Thomas Goldman, and Bob Peden have been working on finding out what our needs are. The cost of upgrading would be approximately $30,000.00. They will work with Jan to put together a proposal and Jan will add it to next year's budget.

     

    The Wednesday night Bible Study will be livestreamed for those who still feel uncomfortable attending in person.

     

    LEAD PASTOR REPORT:

    Rev. Branning reported that he may be moved to the 155 Brigade Combat Team/Armor Division which may involve him having to do a 3 week mission in Poland and a month in California at some point.

     

    He also reminded everyone that reservations are still needed for Wednesday night meals for the adults. Children and youth may order meals for carryout, but they will not be eating at church.

     

    Next meeting will be Charge Conference on November 2. The next Executive Council meeting will be on November 15.

     

    There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

     

    Respectively submitted:

    Glenda Thomas, Secretary

     

     


     

     


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