Present: Rev. Mark, Rev Mary, Anne, Susan, Mary Ann, Lynne, Doug
Regrets: Cara, Linda, Melinda, Charlene
12:30 Check-in – No check-in conducted at this meeting
12:40 Prayer – Doug opened the meeting with prayer.
12:45 – Big Items
A review and conversation on the current children/youth and family ministries as a preamble for the visioning of what these ministries can and should look like. This included a brief overview of the Wednesday evening services with guest speakers that took place in January 2017. Andrea outlined the steps and actions she has/is taking to re-image the Youth ministry. Opportunity was given for questions and observations by the board members. The plan is continuing to be developed.
Name Change & Role and Responsibilities of Advisory Board
The board was advised that the Incumbent/Wardens have decided to focus the Advisory Board for 2017 and going forward with a new name and responsibilities. The Advisory Board will be referred to as the Parish Life Committee and members of the committee will have responsibilities for a segment of the Parish List for pastoral care and support. The current members were asked to consider their continued membership on the committee and provide the Incumbent/Wardens with a response in one-week. The board members agreed this was a positive change. The Parish Life Committee will still function as the Advisory Board when matters require a vote.
1:30 – Routine Items
No program updates were discussed at this meeting.
A quote for a new PA system, screens and projectors was presented. A grant application from Our Faith, Our Hope has been completed to fund this project. The quote and grant application is for $XX,XXXX. A vote was taken to accept the quote and application. The board agreed unanimously.
The financial statements were presented and reviewed by the board.
1:45 – Meeting evaluation
No evaluation took place at this meeting.
1:45 – Adjournment & Next Meeting Date (see below)
2017-18 Parish Life Committee Meeting Dates
Sunday April 16th
Sunday June 18th
Sunday September 17th
Sunday November 10th
Sunday January 20th, 2018