Ministry Table Minutes – May 19, 2019

WHEELER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Minutes — Ministry Table Meeting May 19, 2019


Attendance: Pastor David Banning, Chairperson Marvin Brickner, Jacking Banning, Bob Forney, Steve Gierke, Becky Gierke, Bill Kane, Debbie Kane, Lois Naillieux, Bill Pauley, Kit Runion, Ken White   Pastor opened the meeting with prayer.   Building and Grounds – Kenny offered to chair this area for one year and presented a list of projects:

  • Paving the parking lots
  • Fixing the sanctuary ceiling
  • Lighting and repairing outdoor church signs
  • Upgrading the fellowship hall – finishing the “wish” list
  • Tossing the rotted timbers on the west side of the church
  Pastor noted that the sanctuary ceiling might be at the same level of priority as the parking and that we might consider investigating both as top priorities. The next step is to get firm bids from contractors and then consider available funds once we have prices to consider.
Ceiling Project – Kenny will contact a couple contractors (Steve passed along some names).
Paving Project – Steve will distribute scope for bids.
Outdoor signs – Pastor David offered to check with the church in Hamlet for electronic sign information.
Congregational Care – Kit offered to serve in this capacity on the Ministry Table. Pastor will give Kit access to the online member database so she may develop a plan for reaching out to members or attendees we haven’t seen in a while. We thank Shirley Harden for her great work in sending cards to folks who are ill, in the hospital, or grieving a loss. It is everyone’s responsibility to aid in efforts like this, and we need to continue to share news, names, and addresses so contacts and outreach may be made.
Worship Leader – Steve offered to serve in this capacity on the Ministry Table.
Wheeler Church Registered Sex Offender Policy – Steve will get with Marv within the week to provide a proposed policy for Wheeler.
Food Pantry Funds – The “Stuff the Bus” project has been cancelled. Kenny will contact Christine at Salem Church to see if we might donate some or all of our Food Pantry funds to aid in their efforts to help 60 needy families with food. Once we have some idea of how best to help, the Ministry Table members will be contacted via email or phone for consensus.
Gas Cards – Becky will use $100 from the Food Pantry funds to buy four $25 gas cards to have on hand for when we have someone in need come to the church for help.            
VBS – No date set yet. Lisa Zandy is willing to help but not direct VBS. Pastor and Jackie would like to recycle what we already have from prior years—all agreed this was a sound idea. Kit offered to help organize craft ideas and supplies. It was noted that Matt McGinley was great with the science/discovery area, and Tori Peracki is wonderful with games. It makes sense to find a week when most or all of our volunteers may be available. Pastor will get back to the group after talking with Lisa.
Summer Camp – It looks like 4 youth are planning to attend camp this summer. Pastor will let us know how many and when so we may support them in whatever way is needed.
F.U.U.N. Committee – Debbie reported that the committee would like to have a community-church picnic at the end of the VBS week. More later on that.   With no further business, the meeting adjourned. No date was set for the next meeting.
Respectfully submitted,
Rebecca Gierke, Secretary