June 2017

Langley Presbyterian Session Report – June 14, 2017

Finance

Treasurer Larry Eastwood forwarded the balance & income statements for May 2017 via email, reporting a $673.83 deficit for the month of May and a deficit of $2,303 year to date. Expenses are $1,098 under budget, while envelope offerings are $1,533 below budget

General

Duty Elder for July is B Siverns.

Worship Planning Team

Chancel Re-design fund continues to grow, it stands at $13,050 at May month end.

Pews have been removed from choir loft and sold to a non-profit group for $100, the money was added to the Chancel Reno Fund

Mission

LPC continue to work with Syrian refugee family (the Nane family), although June is Ramadan and so visits are suspended for the month.

Leading with Care

Five congregants required to get criminal record checks for their work with vulnerable people in the congregation.

Property

June 10 work party was cancelled and will be rescheduled in the fall.

Planned Giving and Stewardship Committee

No report, this is a newly founded committee and is just beginning to organize

Designated Funds Policy

Added Camp Douglas and LPC Youth Group to list of approved designated funds. T Fowler/B Siverns

Granted approval to move $400 of excess funds in Christmas Hamper account into Camp Douglas fund due to financial pressure placed on Camp Douglas by failure to receive Student Work grants from federal gov’t. T Fowler/G Weerts

Cheque Signing Policy

To avoid the appearance of conflict of interest of having the Rev. Rebecca Simpson (Rev. Howard’s daughter) as a counter-signer on the LPC cheque account the following motions were made and carried:

1) Remove the Rev. Simpson from cheque signing authority at LPC.

2) Permit Rev. Howard to courier invoices and cheques between LPC and Haney Presbyterian to expedite bill-paying process and reduce the treasurer’s travel.

3) Add the Rev. Clara Choi, our current administrator, to cheque signing authority to expedite the bill-paying process.

The next regular meeting of Session will be on September 15/17 at 6 PM at the church.

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