Church Board

January 10, 2018 Church Board Notes

I reported last month that the focus of the Church Board in December was to propose a balanced budget for 2018. In January, the Budget Team continued working to build a budget that anticipated less income in Estimates of Giving compared to 2017. The Church Board approved a church budget on Jan. 10. This was complicated when […]

Church Board Notes – Nov. 8, 2017

With our 150th Anniversary year coming to a close, the Church Board and ministry staff held an all day retreat last month to think about ways for building and sustaining our community of faith in the near future. I am thankful for the way God’s spirit leads us to practical and attainable ideas. You will […]

Church Board Notes – Sept. 13, 2017

When Pastor Erika and I plan the Church Board agenda the week before the monthly meeting, we often think this month will be a lighter agenda. By the evening of the meeting, a full agenda develops. There is a lot of good work going on at FBC McMinnville! The Stewardship committee reported the good news […]

Church Board Notes – December

Although we did not have a December Church Board meeting due to snow and ice, the reports shared electronically by Council Chairs and staff are a reminder that the Spirit of God is at work among us! The first several months of the year should be engaging as we lead up to our Sesquicentennial celebration […]

Church Board Notes – November

Seems hard to believe we are in the last month of 2016. The end of a calendar year is a busy time for your Church Board as we look toward the future. In early November, you should have received a letter explaining that this year the Stewardship Team is scheduling personal meetings to follow-up with each […]

Church Board Notes – October

Greetings from the Moderator! So many great things are happening at FBC I can hardly decide where to begin. The first two weeks of October included launching of our Calvin Storytelling grant with Portland Story Theater and our 150th Anniversary Organ/Trumpet/Piano Concert,1st in the series of 6 concerts. Attendance by community members at both events   […]

Church Board Notes – September

The September 11th Potluck, with food samples from 1880’s and 1950’s and special quilt display, was a glorious beginning to our 150th Anniversary Year. It is an exciting time to be part of FBC, especially with Erika’s leadership and commitment to telling stories of the past and weaving them into the present. The year ahead […]

July Church Board Notes

Greetings from your new Moderator! What a pleasure it was to welcome our newest members of the Board at our July meeting:  Dave Ferry, Clerk; Helen Anderson, Christian Education Council Chair; JoAnn Sims, Missions Council Chair; Joyce Early, Building and Administrative Council Chair; Nicole Curry and Charlie Walker, both Members at Large. As you know Martha VanCleave, Assistant Moderator; Don Watson, […]