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Deacon Meeting Notes 01-17-23

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Brief Devo from Valley of Vision & Prayer
Review from previous meeting
Update on various building projects
Back door
Rick will make an appointment to get these fixed next week with a locksmith in Jesup
Pesticide spraying
Ready to spray; waiting until onset of spring
Sidewalks broken
Probably get the work done by somebody else; next steps would be to get a quote; Ryan will call a guy he knows to get prices; Keep it on the back-burner right now
Mowing schedule
Drew and Rick will use large tractor once a month; mow grass near church buildings once a week; put a sign up sheet out at end of February
Bookshelf/info board placement
Nothing on bookshelf yet; women will begin the process of decorating the boards
Sound system
John and Justin are handling it; it is a work-in-process
Fire pit
Dream idea; put to bed for now
Hot water tank
Continuing to monitor; perhaps get a whole new unit; this is a priority right now
Update on various projects in general
AED/defibrillator/first aid kit
Buy them online. Justin might get us better prices through volunteer fire department. Rick will follow up on that.
Nursery insurance
Nursery will be available starting next Lord’s Day. Background checks are through Trail Life.
Ryan will pay for Stella to get her background check through Trail Life
How did fire drill/shooting drill go
The drill went well.
Come up with active shooter written policy.
Follow-up drill in coming months.
Update on visitations
Ruth Pate/Ruby Thompson
Ryan will visit them with Stella this Saturday. He will try to fix their oven and do an overall check-in.
Mary Yarbrough & Family
Continuing to monitor. Surgery was successful, praise the Lord.
Shep and Pat
They are well. Continuing to monitor.
Lisa Provost
Continuing to stay in touch with her.
Will Brooks
Beginning to get more involved with public worship and gatherings. Very encouraging. Continue to talk with him and pray for him.
Rick is developing a good relationship with him.
Robert Dennis
Not responding to any people reaching out. Continuing to stay in touch and pray.
Website/Technology Updates
Discuss Ryan’s goals that were approved in budget meetings in collaboration with Kaylie’s website efforts
Talk with elders next officers’ meeting regarding investing in video equipment. The line item for media was increased when this idea was first brought up at budget meeting
If approved, would collaborate with Kaylie. Perhaps could task her with that.
Television for nursery
Smart tv. Cast from phone instead of running wires.
Need to nail down who is responsible for researching this.
Treasurer Duties
Discuss how Stella can best fulfill her duties as a treasurer
Help count offerings each Lord’s Day
Monthly excel report to elders
Quarterly excel report to church
Discuss obtaining filing cabinets for better paperwork organization
Use the two filing cabinets in the spare room. Pastors will need to lock them in their offices.
We need to purchase
BIC
General report on how the ministry is doing
Meeting went well
Ideas for the immediate future
Shooting at John’s house in February
We propose Matt Berrien do the devotion, with elders’ permission
Discuss family night for January
Food: Cater through Hog n Bones
Games: Jacob Finerfrock
Devo: Pastor Tyler
5th Sunday Union Service
Discuss necessary preparations for that
Food: every family/person bring a dish; Ryan will make a sign-up sheet for this upcoming Lord’s Day
How is Pastor John?
Rick presented check to him, and he is really appreciative. Might need help moving furniture when he returns.
How is Pastor Thomas?
On the mend. Continue checking on him and praying.
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