November 15, 2017

Attendees:  Pastor Nick Dimmick, David Loewer, Tim Brandt, Christina Riffell, Amy Brandt, Trudy Koverman, Deb Loewer, and Rick Fennell.

  1. Deb Loewer led the review of the proposed 2017 budget.  This will be published and made available for congregational review effective December 4th leading up to a vote on December 18th.
  2. The Mission Team Leads (MTL) monthly reports are included as Atch 1.
  3. Pastor Nick, Tim and Rick attended a Church Leadership Conference about Membership  hosted by Cedarville University on 9-10 Nov.  The take-away was that our current policies/procedures for membership, baptism, discipline, etc. may not totally be in line w/ scripture and therefore we are not faithfully serving God as well as providing proper oversight to the congregation.  The Elders will discuss these and many other related issues in the coming months, present their thoughts to the congregation, and then update the Constitution and By-Laws as appropriate.
  4. Updates to the VCC Constitution were reviewed and approved by the Board for presentation to the congregation for final approval.

In light of future Elder discussions that need to take place as we seek to enhance and refine our membership process, and how those changes could significantly affect the VCC By-Laws, it was determined to delay any By-Law changes at this time.  The Elders will update the document in the first half of 2017.  They will then present it to the Board for review/comment and finally to the congregation for approval/implementation.

Next Board Mtg: January 16, 2017

 

 

(ATTACHMENT 1)

Organizational Team (MTL – Vince Serraino)

30 Days Past Accomplishments

  • Repaired leaky faucet in parsonage upstairs shower.
  • Installed washer/dryer hook up in parsonage basement.
  • Replaced ceiling fans in second floor of parsonage.

Three Month Look-Ahead

  • Install wired doorbell.
  • Check to see if the roof above the gym is leaking.
  • Replace missing tile on gym roof.
  • Confirm that bats are no longer getting in the chimney of the Youth Pastor’s office.

 

Worship Team (MTL – Trudy Koverman)

30 Days Past Accomplishments

  • Nothing significant to report.

Three Month Look-Ahead

  • Install sanctuary light switches
  • Devise a method to muffle the drums to prevent sound bouncing off of the back wall.
  • Possibly install a screen in the middle of the back wall and relocate the projector.
  • Decorate for Christmas.

 

Adult Ministries Team (MTL – Christina Riffell)

30 Day Past Accomplishments

  • Financial Peace University in progress

Three Month Look-Ahead

  • Start of small group studies.

 

Youth Team (MTL – Amy Brandt)

30 Day Past Accomplishments

  • 180 attended a Youth Retreat (7-12 grade) November 4 – 6th.
  • Kids Club led Worship on November 14th.
  • Kick-off Meeting for Summer 2017 VBS, October 25th.

Three Month Look-Ahead

  • Summer 2017 Versailles Vacation Bible School Meeting Tuesday, 11/22 @7pm.
  • Summer 2017 VBS Meeting with Elizabeth New Life Center TBD
  • Meeting to Organize Christmas Eve Service (Youth Participation)

 

Outreach Team (MTL – JJ Riffell)

30 Day Past Accomplishments

  • Bathroom and hygiene products provided for the Versailles food bank.
  • Operation Shoebox delivery November 15th.
  • Bean supper, election night, November 8th.

Three Month Look-Ahead

  • Baby Bottles for Elizabeth New Life Center, Jan/Feb.