Business minutes July 2015


Business Meeting Minutes
July 12, 2015
Pastor Marc Knapp brought the meeting to order by reading Psalm 100 and prayer.
Richard Hackathorn made a motion to accept the minutes; June Hackathorn made a second.  Passed   Vickie Locke made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report; Carol Firestone made a second.  Passed
Committee Reports:
Nominating – New handouts on committee positions.
Fellowship – Fellowship dinner on the 21st of June.
Deacons -  Met for four Sunday morning for pyayer and also met on four Tuesday mornings for share and prayer time.  We held two Deacon’s meetings in June.  Benevolence needs have been met in some situations.  Better family ministry is still a concern for us.  Because term limits won’t allow a person to held the chairman of deacons position for more than two consecutive years, elections wee held and Jeff Chorpening is now chairman of deacons this church year and Lyle Jones was re-elected as vice-chairman and John Stewart is secretary/treasurer for the deacon fund.       John Stewart
Constitution and By-laws – There were no new proposals to consider and the committee did not meet.      John Stewart
Kitchen – Fellowship dinner; Men’s prayer breakfast, and VBS.  Carol Firestone
Sunday School – Total enrolled 93.  June 7 = 57 members/8visitors; June 14 = 53 members/5 visitors;June 21 = 62 members/7visitors; June 28 = 60 members/7 visitors .  A weekly average of 58 members and 7 visitors.       Carol Firestone
Floral – Sent flowers to Audrey Shewmaker’s mother’s funeral;’ Floy Beard sent 8 cards.       Carol Firestone
Historian – Work in progress.       Carol Firestone
Nursery – There were four Sundays with a total of 12 kids; average 3 kids each Sunday.             Hazel Stewart
Prayer Chain – There were 7 calls in the month of June.      Dyan Dunsworth
Music – There were 4 Sundays in June; we had two specials.  Our goal is to glorify God through the worship @ First Baptist Church of Laurie.        Jeff Chorpening
Media – Advertised VBS with Lake Sund Leader, Leader Statesman,  The Lake Today, Westside Star, Bott Radio, KS95, KCVO, West Lake Chamber, KRMS, 93.5, The wave 101.9.            Michele Chorpening
AWANA – No AWANA activity to report
Evangelism – No Report
Old Business:
Lyle Jones stated that the trustees cleaned up the Shack to prepare for painting.
Pam Hutcheson indicated we have discontinued the fax phone line.  Just paid Lexar internet $399 for a year.  If averaged on a monthly basis comes out cheaper than Co-Mo Connect would be.
In lieu of Dorothy Dille giving a synopsis of the New Orleans trip, Pastor Marc did.  Arrived Saturdaynight; Church Sunday; block party Monday, also fixed siding on a house; Tuesday went to the French Quarter – handed out sack lunches and tracts; Wednesday went under the I-10 bridge and served hot lunches; Thursday some went to the ladies homeless shelter and some helped build a ramp for a disabled man. Friday, headed home.
New Business:
Carol Firestone asked if anything was going to be done about the weeds in the parking lot.  Jeff said he had sprayed the previous morning.
Dyan Dunsworth asked if we are still members of the Chamber as we haven’t been getting their e-mails.  Pam indicated she had just paid the bill and yes we are still members.  Dyan to call them next week to see why we don’t receive e-mails anymore.
Lyle Jones asked about the Hillbilly Fair and what are we serving?  Pastor Marc said we have to serve pizza.  Carol Firestone said she would order the pizza, they’ll deliver.
Lyle and Jim Clary mentioned about paying someone to mow our lawn.  Jeff Chorpening agreed to pay for one week.  Pastor Marc said he and his kids will mow it and John and Bruce would help at times.
Sarah Faber applied for membership in our congregation – voted in.
Jeff Chorpening made a motion to adjourn; all seconded.
Respectfully Submitted,
Dyan Dunsworth
Assistant Clerk
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