The October Board meeting was spent crunching numbers and finalizing the 2014 Budget for First United. After much discussion the final figures were accepted by the Board and will be brought to the Congregation at a Congregational Budget meeting on December 8 for input and discussion. Something a bit different this year, we will focus on just the budget at this meeting and will be asking for a motion to accept this or a revised budget at this time. This allows the church to start January 1, 2014 with a budget in place.
This was the last meeting with Rev. Blaine Gregg as our Presbytery supervisor and we thank Rev. Blaine for his guidance.
November 1-3 is the Alberta and Northwest Conference triennial meeting to be held in Red Deer. Matthew Heesing and Jackie St. Goddard will be attending, although Jackie will be back at First United for November 3.
The annual Stewardship package will be distributed November 10. If you do not have e-mail there will be an envelope to pick up otherwise you will receive the information via e-mail (this does save a lot on postage).
Being a Board member is a ministry of leadership, and it is a privilege to serve this congregation. If you have questions, beefs or bouquets don't hesitate to give anyone of us a call.
Jackie St. Goddard - Board Chair - 780-998-3851Charlotte Fildes - Secretary - 780-686-5868
Joan Prochnau - Treasurer - 780-998-1008Ted Griffiths - Member at Large & Property - 780-992-1982
Matthew Heesing - Presbytery Rep - 780-992-0944Elwood Galloway - Member at Large - 780-998-3058
Richard Lemieux - Acting M & P Chair - 780-922-4930