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 that giving and pledges for the 150th Anniversary Major Deferred Maintenance Project have reached the fundraising goal. You should have received (or will soon) a letter with details about funds that have been committed and updates on the construction schedule.

The Board received recommendations from the Ad Hoc Committee on Earthquake Prepared-ness. They submitted a plan for procedures and training, including a placard that will be posted in all church rooms. They recommended to the Board that we develop a church Safety Committee to develop procedures for other emergencies and found a comprehensive template created for churches. Let me know if you would consider serving on this committee.

The Board and staff will be discussing committee development, church organizational structure, and several recommendations for additions and revisions to the Bylaws, at an all-day retreat later this Fall.

Finally, the Church Board received the news that Emily Kerrigan resigned as Council Chair of Worship and Spiritual Growth. Please keep Emily and her family in your prayers as John’s health has taken a turn for the worse. In addition, Joyce Early, Council Chair for Administration, Buildings & Grounds, is taking a leave of absence through early November. We are working to cover the responsibilities of both these Board positions for the short term and will be looking for someone to join the Board as Chair of Worship and Spiritual Growth.

Detailed minutes are posted in the church office. Our next meeting will be October 11, from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Respectfully,  Susan Chambers, Moderator