Church Board & Business Meeting Notes – January 2020

Church Board Meeting – January 20, 2020

MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE: Chic Coleman, Greg Keller, Todd Lawson, Stephen Bauer, Duane Lemon, Stacie Schepers, Bob Boggess, Tim Cook, John van Zyl, Verlyne Starr, Pastor Starr, Sheryl Baker, Pastor Smith, Pastor Fuller, Cheryl Ashmore

DEVOTION & PRAYER: Duane Lemon

BOARD MINUTES: Voted and approved the minutes of the November 18, 2019 board meeting.

EVANGELISM: Voted to approve for Pastor Starr to move forward with putting together a 12 person committee to be a ministry placement team to find willingness to be in positions for children’s Sabbath school classes. This would be a prototype to see how it works. This would be a help to the nominating committee, not in place of it.

Voted for Pastor Starr to look into revamping the ages for Junior thru Youth Sabbath school classes and having a move up Sabbath annually. Juniors grades 5&6, Earliteens grades 7&8, Youth grades 9-12.

TREASURE’S REPORT: Voted and approved to accept the Dec 31, 2019 Treasurer’s Report.
Voted and approved to take the proposed 2020 budget to the Church Business Session.

FINANCE COMMITTEE: 1.) Voted to approve Pastor Starr to spend $1500 to finish up this phase of youth room. It will be taken out of Sabbath School Renovation account.
2.) Voted to take $7,674.08 out of funded depreciation account #9340 to pay for Sabbath school renovations.
3.) Voted to put $25,000 from funded depreciation account #9340 into the investment account handled by the Investment Committee. Any dividends or gains go back to funded depreciation.
4.) Voted to put $25,000 from funded depreciation account #9340 into the investment account handled by the Investment Committee. Any dividends or gains go back to funded depreciation.
5.) Voted to not renew the registration & insurance for pathfinder yellow bus at the end of Jan 2020.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Voted and approved committee’s recommendations on the names below:
Transfer In:
Kevin and Sarah Burton from Tallahassee, FL
George and Jerryl Fuller from Sarasota, FL
Frances Highsmith from Fletcher, NC
Timothy, Brittany and Zane Franks from Paradise, CA
Transfer out:
Orville and Odil Donesky to Collegedale Community, TN
Austin Menzmer to Athens, GA
Howard Fish to Apison, TN
Total Membership: 1001
Total Families: 581

CHURCH SIGN: Voted and approved to take the information on the church sign to Church Business Meeting.

CLOSING PRAYER: Greg Keller

Church Business Meeting – January 25, 2020

On Sabbath evening January 25, 2020, 45 members meet and voted the following:

NEW CHURCH SIGNAGE: Once we have $30,000 in hand to go ahead with building a new sign. Then pay the difference from our funded depreciation account. Collect the $10,000 the conference will give us for this project and put back into the funded depreciation account. Continue to raise the remaining $20,000 to put back in the funded depreciation account.

CHURCH BUDGET: It was voted and approved to accept the proposed church budget for 2020 recommended by the Finance Committee and the church board.

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