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September 14, 2005
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Westwood Baptist Church

Business Meeting September 14, 2005

Moderated by Pastor Matt Phillips.

Members present: Matt and Mandy Phillips, Charlie and Donna Rex, Mid Dreibelbis, Joe and Loretta Whinery, Dan Hendricks, and Doug Green.


Prayer and devotion.  Psalm 40.


Review of August’s minutes. No questions or changes made. Motion to accept made by Charlie Rex, seconded by Loretta Whinery.


Treasurer’s report given by Donna Rex. Motion to accept the treasurer’s report made my Dan Hendricks, seconded by Mid Dreibelbis.


Deacon’s /Leadership Report given by Charlie Rex and Matt Phillips. Church still needs a Prayer Ministry Coordinator, Paint Party coming up, leadership Meetings have changed to the last Tuesday of each month @ 7pm in the Red Room, Youth have been meeting Sunday evenings, Still need a Children’s Nursery helper during Sunday school and some other Sunday school substitute teachers, Many events coming up on church calendar (Sept 16 men’s dinner, Sept 18th Church of the week dinner @ Ryan’s, Sept 24-25 Matt has National guard, Sept 24 bridal shower in the red room, Oct 8 there’s a wedding @ the church, Oct 8th is the annual meeting @ Lincoln Heights Baptist church in Mansfield, Oct 15th there’s a birthday party in the red room, Oct 16th is a Church Chili Cook-off, Oct 22nd there a wedding @ the church, Combined Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner on November 27th, Family fun night December 31st, Communion update:10/30/05, 12/24/05, 2/26/06, 4/14/06, 7/30/06, 10/29/06, 12/24/06).


Keep praying for the future Leaders of our church.

o       In the next few weeks, individuals will be asked to step into leadership positions.

o       Some as deacons and some as deacons in training

o       Some as ministry leaders, some as trustees

o       The following areas are of immediate concern:

         Visitation and follow-up

         Senior adults


         Building maintenance



         Sunday School/ small groups

         Prayer ministries

         State convention and associational ministries


Trustee’s report given by Charlie Rex. Charlie said we need to be looking for some more trustees.


Old/Unfinished business: None.


New business: Mid asked when Charlie Rex would be ordained as a deacon. Matt informed her that he has contacted Jim Mayes about that and it is in the works.

Mid would like to clean out the storage “cage” at the back of the red room. The old air conditioner needs to be moved out of there. Randy Sigler is working on getting some shelving units to put in there.

Ray Roberts offering goal was set at $300. A vote was taken (9- For, 0- Against). The church will match the funds given by the congregation up to $300.

We will be purchasing another case of NIV Bibles. A vote was taken (9-For, 0- Against).

There is a Ladies Retreat coming up on October 29th. It is given by our Association. The cost is $10. Times are 9:30am-2:30pm. Anyone interested contact Mandy Phillips.


Motion made to close the meeting made by Loretta Whinery, seconded by Dan Hendricks.


Closed with prayer by Charlie Rex.