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November 9, 2005
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Business meeting agenda

Welcome, Sing, Prayer, Devotions


Reading and Approval of minutes from October’s meeting

Finance/Treasurer’s report

-         Budget/finance team will meet Friday November 18th @ 7pm

o       The budget will be proposed to the church on Sunday, November 20 and then voted on at December’s business meeting

o       The budget will take effect January 1, 2006

o       We need to find another way to get a credit/checking card.  The bank will not allow us to get a card because our account requires two signatures on all transactions.

o       Faster Pastor Money is still on hold


Deacons/ leadership team’s report


Keep praying for the future Leaders of our church.

o       See attached list of nominated individuals

         Does anyone have any objections or additions to the list?

o       The list will be voted for/against in December’s meeting



Trustee’s report

-         Boiler repair is done…cost is approximately $1100.00

-         Carpets are getting cleaned this Saturday.  If you want to help, let Donna Rex know

-         Cable TV has been run to the game room in the basement but will only be turned on during special events.  This is free courtesy of the cable company



Old/unfinished business

-         Pastor Matt will not be re-enlisting in the Air National Guard

-         Pastor Matt changed his college degree to not include licensure with the state to better allow more time for church, family, etc. and to put faith in God to provide for his family

-         The website has been renewed ($40.00 once a year) but it had to be done on Pastor Matt’s Checking card

-         The website has been upgraded but the monthly fees are coming out of Pastor Matt’s checking card ($5/ month plus a one-time fee of $15)

-         Children’s Christmas gifts for the Christmas service have not been purchased yet  ($100 limit)



New business

-         Do we need to set a more realistic time for New Years Eve party?  YES.  6-9pm.


-         Approval/ disapproval to cancel Sunday School New Year’s Day and Christmas Day

S.S. for both weeks have been cancelled


Items to be discussed at future leadership team meeting:

-         I need leadership from each ministry to put together a short description about their ministry to be placed in the visitor’s packets and then e-mail it to me if possible

-         Cancel youth night until we have more youth and schedule separate youth night/ family fun nights?

-         Make a homemade church directory with digital camera??

-         Christmas tree with shut-ins and group home people’s names on it??

-         Christmas wish list for the church??

-         Food for a family for the holidays??

-         Schedule the following events??

o       Talent night/ “sing”

o       Crazy/ ugly tie day

o       Sunday Morning Communion services




Open floor- is there anything else?




Upcoming events:

-         This Sunday.  Baptism service during church

-         Next Sunday.  Baptism during Church.

-         November 27th after church.  Combined Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner

-         December 3rd @ 10:00am. Men’s breakfast

-         December 3rd @ 5:00pm. BCE Christmas Banquet

-         December 31st   Family fun day/ New Year’s Eve party

-         May 5th, 2006.  Associational Mother/ Daughter Sleepover at our church

-         Matt’s National Guard schedule:

o       2005 is as follows:


o       2006 is as follows:

         1/20, 1/21, 2/3, 2/4, 3/11,3/12, 3/31,4/1, 5/20, 5/21, 6/2, 6/3, 7/14, 7/15, 8/4, 8/5, 9/16, 9/17, 10/6, 10/7



Closing Prayer