Minutes of the Seekers Stewards Meeting
October 7, 2012
Present – Peter Bankson, Ken Burton (recorder), Lewise Busch, Pat Conover, Dave Lloyd, Sandra Miller (angel), Trish Nemore (angel), Brenda Seat, Keith Seat, Margreta Silverstone (angel), Deborah Sokolove (moderator), Cynthia Dahlin (worship leader), Will Ramsey, Jacqie Wallen.
Absent – Marjory Bankson
Worship – Cynthia led a reflection in which we participated about “sacred” and “sacrament.”
Housekeeping – The next Stewards meeting will be November 4, starting at 5:00 p.m. Dave will moderate, Peter will record, Sandra will lead worship, and Trish and Pat will serve as dinner angels. The November meeting will include a proposal for a more formal relationship with The Bokamoso Youth Foundation set within the larger context of what it means to be a ministry of Seekers Church.
Care Pack Team Report – Peter presented a written report from the Care Pack Team, a copy of which is attached to these minutes. Discussion followed which focused on ways to encourage more Seekers could become involved in filling the care pack bags.
Carroll Café Proposal – Deborah presented a proposal from the Carroll Café Advisory Board to hire Jesse as an independent contractor to serve as Booking Agent for Carroll Café. Jesse has been doing this work as a volunteer since the inception of the café. Funds for paying him will come from Carroll Café receipts. Stewards approved hiring Jesses for this purpose and paying him not less than $125 per month nor more than $500 per month, with the exact amount to be determined by the Advisory Board.
Review of 2013 Budget Requests – On behalf of the Finance Advisory Group (FOG), Cynthia presented a list of the 2013 budget requests that have been received from mission groups and other funded groups within Seekers Church. Stewards were asked to review the list for accuracy and to encourage those groups which have not made their requests to submit them to FOG. After review by FOG, all of the budget requests will be part of the draft 2013 budget review at the November meeting.
Recommitment – Stewards indicated their intention regarding Recommitment. All Stewards present will recommit as Stewards except for Will, who will recommit as a Member. Marjory sent word of her intention to recommit. Jane Engle, Muriel Lipp, and Emily Gilbert will recommit as Stewards emerita.
Two Stewards to Share – Jacqie and Sandra updated us about their lives.
Soul Talk – We shared among ourselves about current blessings and concerns in our lives and in those of other Seekers.