"HPC Oct 2012 Newsletter"
Good News The Walking the talk ... CHRIS ADAMS, PASTOR hpcnashville.org OCTOBER 2012 INSIDE 2 3 4 Note from Pastor Chris Christian Education 5 Fellowship MInistry 6-8 October Birthdays 9-10 Benevolence & Outreach Administrative Ministry The Good News A note from Pastor Chris HILLSBORO PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Ahhh, October! October is easily Bless the Lord, O my soul! my favorite month of the year. Grow- O Lord my God, you are very great! ing up on the Chesapeake Bay in You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a gar- Maryland, October meant that the air ment, Chris Adams was once again cool and the leaves stretching out the heavens like a tent. Pastor were changing. Football season was in full swing in all conferences and lev- He lays the beams of his chambers on the Rev Hudson Neely els; from pee wee little league all the waters; Minister of Discipleship way up to the ranks of the NFL. The he makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind; Amy Dillon holiday season was just around the he makes his messengers winds, Director of Children and corner beginning with trick or treat his ministers a flaming fire. Family Ministry and fall festivals. It’s just a great sea- son of changing weather and anticipa- He set the earth on its foundations, Shawn Cothran tion. so that it should never be moved. Director of Youth and I still love October for all those Young Adult Ministry You covered it with the deep as with a gar- same reasons. It occurs to me that it ment; was during this changing season of an- Stephen Nix the waters stood above the mountains. Director of Music Ministry ticipation when we first met. Paula At your rebuke they fled; and I visited HPC last October and at the sound of your thunder they took to Tim Gmeiner first experienced the beauty and flight. Church Organist The mountains rose, the valleys sank down warmth of this congregation. This is to the place that you appointed for them. yet another reason to add to the list of Linda Diguette You set a boundary that they may not pass, the things I love about October. Pastoral Assistant so that they might not again cover the earth. October seems like an especially ap- Alice O Dwyer propriate time for all of us to worship You make springs gush forth in the valleys; they flow between the hills; Child Care Coordinator and to make time for praising God. I they give drink to every beast of the field; have a very intentional suggestion for the wild donkeys quench their thirst. Janie Hay us all this month. Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; Office Manager You pick the day. Maybe you want they sing among the branches. to wait until the leaves are in full color From your lofty abode you water the moun- Gloria Shiavi and the air is cool. Perhaps it’s a time tains; Office Assistant the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your when you and those you love can get work. Carole Shean away to someplace together. This is Financial Administrator something you can do with others, or You cause the grass to grow for the livestock even alone with the quiet of your and plants for man to cultivate, Cynthia White thoughts and the solitude of knowing that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, Director of Creative Care Center God’s presence. You decide. oil to make his face shine Find a place where the glory of Stephanie Hasbrouck and bread to strengthen man's heart. God’s creation can be seen all around, The Good News Editor to the top of a hill, or beside a quiet I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; General Information: stream. It can even be in your own I will sing praise to my God while I have Telephone: backyard. Go to that place, and carry being. Email: gloria@hpcnashville org May my meditation be pleasing to him, with you these words from Psalm 104. Web site: for I rejoice in the Lord. hpcnashville.org Read them aloud and offer your Bless the Lord, O my soul! The Good News deadline: praises to God. Thanks be to God for Praise the Lord! Good News items will be accepted October! until the third Sunday of each month for publication in the following month s edition PAGE 2 The Good News CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Join us for REBECCA SWAN AND JEN JAMES, LEADERS ‘Howdyween’ Fall festival is Oct. 24 Join us Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for this year's Fall Fest entitled Howdyween! For the first time ever our Fall Fest will be held at the Green Door Gourmet Farm (7011 River Rd Pike Nashville, TN 37209), which is just the perfect setting for a night of music, games, fellowship, great food, our Trunk or Treat and a lot more surprises. The wonderful folks at the Green Door Help us with Trunk or Treat! will have farm fresh pumpkins and other Fall treats available for pur- chase so be sure to take a look dur- ing the evening. This is a perfect opportunity to invite friends, family and neighbors to come out and say "Howdy" to one other in a truly Our annual Fall Fest entitled "Howdyween" will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, beginning beautiful farm setting. Please contact at 5:30 p.m. at the Green Door Gourmet Farm so we are looking for folks who would like to take part in our Trunk or Treat. Those participating are assigned a parking spot Amy Dillon at where you can bring your decorated car trunk and hand out treats and candy from your firstname.lastname@example.org for more in- car's trunk. Remember there will be a contest for best decorated trunk so make sure to formation. Creative Care Center news be creative! Contact Amy Dillon at email@example.com to sign up for the fun! The new school year has started with lots happening at CCC. We have a great bunch of children and an equally great staff to care for them as well as to teach them age appropriate activities. In September, the Nashville Zoo came and presented a pro- gram, to the delight of all the children. Music classes with Valerie Moth have begun. Also Godly Play (Ms. Nancy's Pre-K Class) has begun with Amy Dillon teaching and Ms. Joyce assisting. Enrichment classes in Spanish, Dance, Gymnastics, and Karate are being offered. The children are enjoying this beautiful weather on the play- ground after such a hot summer. They are looking forward to the annual class Halloween Parties when they can wear their cos- tumes and go trick-or-treating in the halls of CCC. HPC church members now enrolled at CCC are: Siam Tedros, Thomas Limbird, Carolyn Moth, and Charlie Cannon. — Joyce Smith, Chair, CCC Board PAGE 3 The Good News FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY Food for MARLA ALBERT, LEADER Thought Dr. Anderson Spickard, retired professor of internal medicine and psychiatry at Van- derbilt Medical School, will speak at the next Food for Thought 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the HPC chapel. Dr. Spickard taught general medicine and cared for patients for 45 years at Vander- bilt. Dr. Spickard’s presentation will focus on end-of-life decision making. PAGE 4 The Good News Happy Birthday! October 2 October 13 October 21 Livvy Schleicher Martha Ainsworth Pat Swan Siam T dros e Amy Dillon Charlie Hasbrouck October 23 October 14 Glenn Ryans October 3 Neal Horner Steve Morris Jonathan Phillippi October 24 Alex Smith Laura Maria Smith October 4 Paula Yelverton October 16 October 25 Bill Blewett Martha Snowden-Niblack October 8 Lisa Taylor Linda Diguette October 26 Kim Rosdeutscher October 17 Chris Adams Richard Obermeier Steve Martin Lucy Mitchell Stephanie Obermeier Emanuel Ndagijimana James Wilson October 27 Ateny Kur October 18 John Greer Marc McNamee October 10 October 28 Bob Schwartzman October 19 Doug Ryans Olivia Howard Charlie Miller Mary Katherine Kidd Addie Dillon October 29 Lance Holley October 12 October 20 Don Beisswenger Charlie Cannon Joan Adams If your birthday is not included, please call Gloria in the church office so she can update our records. We don’t want to leave you out! PAGE 5 The Good News BENEVOLENCE & OUTREACH LISA TAYLOR, KAREN STEVENS, LINDA KILPATRICK, HPC members attend Habitat Unity Build DAVID GREGORY AND LEE LIMBIRD, LEADERS LEADERS We were all worried about the weather reports of thunder truly the best. Thanks to all who participated. A list of partici- showers for the day of the build, Saturday, September 8. What pants follows. do they know?! Kerry said we had to show up no matter what. — Kerry McCalla Yes it had rained the night before and the ground was a bit Registration Carolyn Musfeldt muddy and it was cloudy. But it was finally cool. As it became Gloria Shiavi Doug Turner light we saw the foundation, the stacks of wall panels, the tubs of tools and the trusses. We also saw that faithful workers from Crew Leaders Hillsboro and East End Methodist had once again come together Kerry McCalla Lunch Coordinator to make this happen. Ibrar and Shahnaz Khan, the future home- David Warren Lynne McCalla owners, were on hand and their excitement was obvious. Kurt Musfeldt Grill Team Under the dual leadership of veteran SOS’s Kurt Denny and Jim Cozart Steve Lainhart, we organized ourselves into teams (the muddy Construction Crew Suzy Bennett group, the workers on the slab) and started putting this house to- Marla Albert gether. By 10:30 all of the walls were up, plumbed and secured. Dan Albert Lunch Helpers By lunchtime the house was completely top plated. That is the David Varney Julia Bennett perfect first morning on a Habitat build – it doesn’t get any bet- Deke Smith Susan Ritter ter than that. David Dingler Linda Kilpatrick Part of our success might be attributable to the good smells Avery Martin Dana Latour that were wafting across the street by mid-morning. Grill master Kayley Adams John & Marge Lewis Jim Cozart and able assistant Suzy Bennett had the hamburgers Chris Adams Pat Fiete going so they would be ready by lunchtime. We could sense we Woody Gant Linda Smith were in for a treat come 11:30. Sure enough, the closer we got to James Jackson Beth Hodge lunch the more cars showed up filled with goodies to go with Hudson Neely Raline Center those burgers and lots of hands to help serve and cheer the Tom Limbird Joicelyn Gregory worker bees. They say you can always tell the best lunch on the Lee Limbird Linda Diguette job site by how many Habitat staff are eating with you. I’m Larry Hunter Lucy Carroll pretty sure we had them all with us on Saturday! Paula Yelverton Lindzey Neely After lunch we unstacked the trusses and lifted them up on Dwight James Joan Adams the walls. At the end of the day, all trusses were in place and the Bob Turner Ann Martin site had been picked up and prepped for the next work day. Sam Davis Channel 5 news came to visit us at the end of the day and fea- Lynn Davis tured the Unity Build on their newscast at 6:00 p.m. Each year Steve Martin Benevolence we say “that was the best we have ever done”, but this year was Room in the Inn needs volunteers With November just around the corner, and with it the rain, snow, cold and chill that typifies winter in Nashville, HPC is gearing up to assist in hosting our neighbors who Committee update find themselves without permanent shelter this winter. Hillsboro has been hosting Room in the Inn since 1987 - 26 years - and it has been one of the most important ministries in Your Benevolence Committee will be our church. It is also one of the most personnel-intensive ministries that we have and meeting in early October to begin discus- there is literally a job for everyone. sions for the 2013 budget. If there are We need overnight hosts, bus drivers, dinner and breakfast and lunch sack preparers, ministries in the community you feel are clothes closet organizers, people to help with laundry, people to make phone calls or in need of additional funding AND with send emails to remind everyone of what they’ve signed up for. We need warm hats and which you have a working relationship, gloves, shirts and jeans (all sizes!), socks and underwear (all sizes!) you are invited to contact a member of the Room in the Inn starts in November, so watch for the sign-up board in early October. committee—Lucy Carroll, Cindi and Please give prayerful thought to how you might contribute to this vital ministry. If David Dingler, Juliana Ericson, Jeanie you’ve never participated with RITI in the past, we’ve got the answers to your questions Kaserman, Erin Keene, Brock Kidd, Linda and plenty of experienced people to show you the ropes. Kurt and I are honored to be co- Kilpatrick, Lee Limbird, Kerry McCalla, ordinating our RITI efforts this year, so if you have questions or need information, please Lydia Spragens, Karen Stevens, Joy call us or email us. — Carolyn Musfeldt Strange, Mike Swann and Lisa Taylor. PAGE 6 The Good News Guatemala Congratulations HPC! rent high school students, Hillsboro is also This November we will have another helping three other past graduates with high school graduate in Sayaxche college, one of whom is in his second year Guatemala, Hector Raymundo Coc Tut. of a three-year program, which will allow Hector lives with his parents Marcelino him to teach at the high school level. The and Rosario in Las Camillias, which is success of Hillsboro's scholarship pro- about a 45-minute drive from Sayaxche. gram in little more than 10 years is monu- Like the majority of our students Hector mental considering the high rate of attends school on weekends so he can illiteracy in the remote Kekchi village work during the week at what ever job his where the students live. rural existence provides such as cutting The school year ends in November in corn and firewood, day work with neigh- Guatemala. Our Kekchi friends well be re- bors, and helping on their families' farms. questing help to educate their children. If Thanks to Hillsboro's scholarship pro- you wish to consider sponsoring a child’s gram, Hector has been able to attend high education in 2013. Please contact Don school in Sayaxche where he studied me- Srygley at 376-9742 or e-mail him at chanics which will hopefully provide firstname.lastname@example.org. more job options than he would otherwise On behalf of Hector and all the students have had. and their parents, gracious for all your Hector is one of 30 high school stu- faithful support! Committee tours ministries dents that you all have so generously been supporting in 2012! Along with the cur- Hector with his Father Marcelino Walking for Safe Haven Help us raise money for Safe Haven On Aug. 13, the Benevolence Commit- Sports Passes, Phone Cards, Gift Cards, Family Shelter. Our Life Group is par- tee organized a tour of six of the many Christmas Sponsor, Someone to sew new ticipating in the Eighth Annual Hike ministries we contribute time and money cushion covers for sofas. for the Homeless on Nov. 3. Our goal too. They are varied and each serve a dif- is to raise $1,000 as a group, and we ferent need of community. It was a great FRIENDS LIFE serves physically would love your support. If you are day on the HPC bus - a bit of an adventure challenged adults. Friends Life got it's be- interested in donating, please contact to visit organizations first hand and see ginnings right here at Hillsboro thru the Jeannie Kaserman. Or, if you want to what good things are happening. efforts of Rhonda & Russ Phillippi among participate in the actual walk, let us others. Now they are housed in a wonder- know. We appreciate your support!!! MONROE HARDING sits on 30 ful building on Granny White. Waverly The Families of Mike & Re- acres in Green Hills. Director Mary Baker Harris-Christopher was our hostess. This becca Swan, Chris & Valerie Moth, has been there a year or so. She gave us a young woman has so much love for those Ben & Keri Cannon, Mark & Ivy wonderful overview of their history and who they serve. Dodson, Jeannie Kaserman, Thomp- their work. When she came she noticed Currently there are 27 Friends enrolled son & Kat Smith, Tom & Laura Griz- that there were no decent mattresses for with an average attendance of 15 - 17 zle, and Almaz Hagos. Luke 14:12 the boys living there. So that was her first daily. The Friends go to jobs off-site dur- order of business and now they all have ing the day. Jobs such as food service or good mattresses. light construction. Afternoons are spent at Children from birth to 24 years who are the house learning independent living in State custody come to Monroe Harding. skills such as hygiene, laundry, cooking There are 24 boys living there at this time. and other skills. Other afternoon activi- On Sept. 14, Gayle Sanders, Gloria Mentors and tutors are always needed. ties include Special Olympics, Walking Shiavi, Joicelyn Gregory, Susan Ritter, After the boys reach 18 years of age, they Club, Book Club & Bible Study, Explorer Melinda Culver, Paula Yelverton, Jim can live independently in apartments off of Club, Art & Ceramics and Entrepreneur and Julia Harrell, Deb Locke, Carol Charlotte Avenue for $300 a month, but Class (they make cleaning products). Nations, Lucy Carroll and myself they must be going to school and have a They have eight staff members - five are served lunch at Luke 14:12. We had a job. full-time. They always need volunteers. good time, we always do...and we did We met two of the boys who told us Transportation is often a problem. something worthwhile! their situation and gave us a tour of their Come join us next time....Oct. 12. group home. Just let me know if you’ll attend! Wish List: Bikes, Outdoor Furniture, — Linda Kilpatrick Continued on Page 8 PAGE 7 The Good News NATIONS MINISTRY "Joyfully Serv- they were able to accept only two. lege to career. ing Nashville's Immigrants and Refugees" They recently received a large donation Poverty income is defined at $23,000 or Chris Lovingood, Chad Harrington and and are having a Capital Improvement less a year. The average income in the Leigh Bonner spoke with us. Ed Smith Drive soon. A fund-raiser Walk-A-Thon Cayce Housing Project is $6,000. MOB was instrumental in starting this ministry on November 3. One of our Life Groups provides support (not charity) to families. that touched our hearts. Karen Stevens is will be in the walk...and we hope many 90 percent are single females with chil- on the Board of Directors. The staff works others will join them. There will be more dren. Cayce is in a "Food Desert" meaning with refugees from 8 countries at the pres- information coming soon on how you or there are no grocery stores in walking dis- ent time. A resettlement program began your Life Group can join in. tance of the projects. Monthly rent is $90 after 1945 for refugees. A refugee is some- Wish List: Breakfast Foods, Overnight and a bus pass is $85. one who is forced to leave their country Volunteers, Dinner Volunteers There are so many good things going on due to persecution (plus other things) with at or through MOB that it is hard to do it no hope of returning to their homeland. SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK justice here. Andrena explained that This was determined by the United Na- Feeding American - What an amazing poverty defined means a lack of opportu- tions. Refugees are loaned the money for place - providing food for the needy in 46 nity and choices. She said there was a lot the plane ticket to the USA. Catholic counties. Second Harvest opened it's door of poverty in that context but no poverty Charities helps with basic needs for 90 in 1978 with a commitment from several in the love in these families. It's all about days. After 5-7 months, refugees must be community leaders. It's purpose is to pro- education. They take the youngest classes able to be on their own and begin to pay vide a central center for companies, of children and tell them that they are back the travel loan. groups and individuals who wish to help going to college - class of 20 (whatever). Nations helps find or improve employ- provide food for hungry people in Middle Their early learning school (not day-care) ment, knows were to find free legal immi- Tennessee. Most of you know about Sec- is rated three stars! gration services, job placement, after ond Harvest, but here are a few things we K - 8 grade attend Thrive - tutoring in school programs, etc. Nations has Citizen- learned. Volunteer sorters help with local reading, writing, science and social stud- ship classes, kindergarten readiness and so community donations. There are 17 sites ies. many other opportunities for refugees. for emergency services which give food Seventh grade and up can enroll in ACT Chad works with youth and volunteers. boxes. they have 17 trucks for pick up - learning, college tours, incentive to at- Lee is a job coach helping with applica- and/or delivery. 400,000 folks are fed tend college. Top Floor at Stratford for tions, interviews, resumes, helping to find from this facility. high-schoolers, prepares them for gradua- jobs and follows up to make certain it's Programs include Kids Cafe which pro- tion and possibly college. There are working well. vides snacks for children and Backpack coaches to help them succeed. Wish List: School Supplies and Volun- Program which gives food to a child for a Adult Education - must be committed to teer Tutors from 4 to 5:30 p.m. weekend. (Packs are slipped into a child's education and attend classes such as backpack by their teacher) 6-7 thousand GED, Life-long help with job readiness, SAFE HAVEN FAMILY SHELTER children are fed this way per week thru the community building. CWA is a program is the only shelter for families in 46 county network. helping with immigration, ESL, citizen- Nashville. Rachel Wilkins, Director of De- The warehouse seemed full from floor ship an computer classes. All this and so velopment gave us the scoop of the huge to ceiling including a huge freezer section much more!! Wish List: Dorm supplies challenge before them as they minister to that we didn't see. If no donations are for their college students. families. Joyce Beisswenger and Brock given, all that food lasts only 11 days. We Kidd have been heavily involved in this should also be aware that during flood, ex- Want to hear more about our wonder- ministry which is social, financial and treme cold weather and other emergencies ful day? Talk with David Dingler, Kerry faith-based. The families admitted must be the needs triple! McCalla, Hazel Nichols, Lucy Carroll, employed with no drug or alcohol use. Volunteer chefs prepare gourmet Gloria Shiavi (Thanks for your notes), They have a few small rooms and only lunches on Wednesday and Fridays. Gloria Gloria Marriott, Joicelyn & David Gre- two bathrooms to house their guests. This includes that menus in Emma every week. gory, Gene & Helen Clark, Ann Johnson, ministry started at St. Patrick Catholic If you haven't had lunch at Second Har- Lydia Spragens, Jim Harrell or Karen Church and in 1990 the Safe Haven Facil- vest, you've missed a treat and an opportu- Stevens (Thanks for getting our lunch). ity was built. Volunteers bring the dinner nity to support a fantastic ministry. I hope we can do this every year. There meal and stay overnight. There are nightly Wish List: Continued donations of are so many ministries to visit. As Helen activities with children and all types of food Clark put it, “If you are feeling sorry for support for families: parenting, counsel- yourself, just visit these ministries and see ing, budget workshops, education and MARTHA O'BRYAN is possibly the all that is happening around us.” training. oldest charity in Nashville. It started over The average stay is 45-90 days. Rachel 100 years ago in the James Cayce Project. said they could help about 50 families a We were given an excellent tour by An- year. Kerry McCalla asked how long their drena. There are two buildings-- Hope waiting list is - Rachel said they have over Building and Faith Building. They help 100 new applications every month and children and families from cradle to col- PAGE 8 The Good News ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTRY Session Report for July and August RICH SHIAVI, LISANNE HITT, DON FIETE, JULIANA ERICSON, JODY GRANTHAM AND SCOTT BRUNETTE, LEADERS 1. Carol Nations reported for the Worship and diagram for the implementation of a Board of matters outside and in addition to his role as Pas- Team and submitted the following motion on be- Deacons at HPC where Deacons would assume tor. Three concepts underlie this request: (a) theol- half of the Team: that HPC resume two Sunday the responsibility for the family group system as ogy matters as a local force within the morning worship services on September 9 with part of a larger congregational care model at HPC. community; (b) geography matters because of in- both services to be held in the sanctuary as a uni- A lengthy discussion followed where the follow- herent limitations on the physical location of a fied worship space. The first service shall be ing points accepted by Carol Nations on behalf of church; (c) the church does not have a mission, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. with Sunday were clarified: (a) the Membership Team is open rather the mission of God has a church. The goal school following at 10: 15 a.m. until 11 a.m. The to future review concerning modification of the of this program is to engage neighbors as Chris- second service will begin at 11: 15 a.m. There was total number of active Ruling Elders; (b) the pro- tians but outside the role of pastoral duties. There an additional recommendation that a series of dis- posal envisions four Ruling Elders continuing to was a lengthy discussion of the request with ques- cussions be managed by the Transition Team over maintain Elder groups during the transition to full tions from Members of the Session regarding the issues concerning worship at HPC. There was staffing of the Board of Deacons; (c) the Board of nature of the projects to be approached, the im- lengthy discussion after which a "friendly amend- Deacons shall serve under the hierarchy and au- pact on the staff of HPC and the importance that ment" was offered and thority of the Session; (d) the Board of Deacons this request be budget neutral. Elder Jody the Worship Team that the motion be amended should conduct monthly meetings separate from Grantham recommended, without a motion, that to require the Worship Team to continue to evalu- the Session. The motion was approved. the Session support the executive decision of Pas- ate the Sunday services and report any recommen- 5. Pastor Chris Adams reported for the HR tor Adams to pursue the request from his study dations for further change in time to be acted on Team the following motion: That Ho Dong "Har- program to devote 20% of his time to neighbor- by the Session at the December stated meeting. vey" Hwang be invited to complete a seminar in- hood matters. The ternship from September through November question was called on the amended motion. 2012. Pastor Chris Adams will serve as Harvey's Work day is Oct. 20 The motion passed. supervisor during his time with HPC. At least one Join us for an HPC Work Day, 9 a.m.- 2. Pastor Chris Adams reported for the Wor- opportunity to preach will be extended to Harvey. noon Saturday, Oct. 20. Weather should be ship Team a motion to hold the annual HPC pulpit No compensation has been requested for his in- optimal for outside work. The Agape Gar- exchange with Spruce Street Baptist Church on ternship. There was no discussion. The motion den and urns will need to be planted with Sunday, August 12, 2012 with no additional serv- passed. Autumn colors such as mums and pansies. ices to be held that day at HPC. There was no dis- 6. Grantham reported a motion from the Fi- Undoubtedly some shrubs will nee pruning cussion. The motion passed. nance Team as follows: That HPC conduct a also. There are some indoor tasks as well. 3. The Clerk of Session requested confirmation church financial review in accordance with the There are a dozen or so gray folding chairs of the following motion distributed by e- mail to Book of Order for in the “dugout” basement. They are moldy members of the Session by Pastor Chris Adams on the 2012 calendar year. The review work will and need to be brought inside, cleaned and behalf of the Finance Team on July 9, 2012: Mo- begin in February 2013 with the review to be con- stored properly...an easy task but time con- tion to authorize the expenditure of $11,000 previ- ducted by a church member team to be recom- suming. There are 50 cans of paint in stor- ously donated by David Ford to the Hand Bell mended by Finance and approved by the Session, age and only about 12 are used now. We account for the purpose of paying the first install- consistent with the requirements of the Book of need to remove the unused paint and put the ment of the sanctuary screen project. The motion Order. There was no discussion and the motion cans in the church truck so they can be taken was passed. passed. either to the Habitat Store or the city dump. 4. Ben Cannon and Hudson Neely reported for 7. Pastor Adams has just returned from Los Also, the kitchenette may need to be the Membership Team and proposed the following Angeles where he completed his third annual cleaned so it can be ready for the Room In motion: After reviewing the gifts and responsibili- meeting in pursuit of a doctoral degree in mis- The Inn program, which will begin in No- ties of Deacons and Elders as defined in the Book sional church. As a part of this program he has vember. Your help is need and greatly appre- of Order, the Membership Team proposes a three been asked to devote 20% of his time to neighbor- ciated! — Rich Shiavi year strategy as outlined in the attached minutes hood concerns. This time would be devoted to Financial Report sand, all in all a good state of affairs. God is good! to conduct our 2013 Stewardship campaign with that goal in mind. Finances Going Forward – While we will Finances Looking Back – August was a continue to be prudent with our spending for What Do We Do Now? Let’s keep meeting light month for both giving and spending. We the remainder of 2012 our primary focus is our giving commitments for the rest of year so received $48 Thousand income, $18 Thousand now turning to budget planning for 2013. For that HPC can remain stable and fully prepared less than budgeted; and we spent $65 Thou- this planning cycle we are aiming to have our for the great things God has planned for us to sand, $7 Thousand less than budgeted. The re- 2013 budget complete before the 2013 Stew- do. As always we extend sincere thanks for the sult is that for the year so far we are slightly ardship campaign to be undertaken in Novem- faithfulness everyone has shown in giving their under budget on expenses, $7 Thousand, and ber and December. This will allow us to time, talents, and money to HPC. our giving is ahead of spending by $99 Thou- specifically set out our 2013 giving target and PAGE 9 The Good News Treasurer’s Report AUGUST 2012 2012 2012 2011 BANK BALANCES: OPERATING FUNDS: Revenues: ACTUAL BUDGET ACTUAL Total Cash available $190,001 General Fund Contributions $459,613 $482,426 $450,440 Total market securities $225,453 Invest in the Mission 241,918 239,835 0 Building Fund Contributions 3,425 520 3,900 Less: Designated Accounts $(221,762) Net Cash for Operations $193,692 Other Income 47,259 44,173 49,338 Total Revenues $752,215 $766,954 $503,678 Expenses: Benevolence Checking $ 57,820 Operating Expenses $619,696 $615,791 $469,862 Benevolence 33,215 36,975 52,835 BE Money Market $ 16,025 Capital Improvements 0 6,667 0 Total Benevolence $ 73,845 Total Expenses $652,911 $659,433 $522,698 Net Cash Gain (Deficit) $99,304 107,521 (19,019) Departmental Expenses vs. Budget 8/31/2012 2012 YTD 2012 REMAIN PERCENT 2011 YTD BUDGET DIVISION ACTUAL BUDGET SPENT ACTUAL Pastoral Compensation $132,079 $177,577 $45,497 74% $74,766 Christian Education $15,952 $27,665 $11,713 58% $10,347 Worship $6,822 $14,760 $7,938 46% $5,899 Fellowship/Community $3,641 $5,000 $1,359 73% $1,375 Office Administration $48,050 $77,740 $29,690 62% $54,757 Wednesday Night Dinner/Program* $6,279 $12,240 $5,961 51% $6,063 Evangelism $254 $6,000 $5,746 4% $415 Membership $2,362 $3,200 $838 74% $702 Stewardship/Finance $0 $350 $350 0% $0 Media $6,934 $11,500 $4,566 60% $3,344 Building & Grounds $61,775 $64,700 $2,925 95% $40,523 Day-to-Day Operating $72,931 $104,640 $31,709 70% $60,209 Benevolence $33,215 $72,100 $38,885 46% $52,835 Non-Pastoral Compensation $262,618 $407,114 $144,496 65% $211,461 Subtotals $652,911 $984,586 $331,674 66% $522,698 Capital Improvements $0 $10,000 $10,000 0% $0 Total $652,911 $994,586 $341,674 66% $522,698 Target Percent YTD 66% Monthly Average Expense $81,614 Projected Expense 2011 $979,367 * Wednesday Night Programs now under Christian Education PAGE 10