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MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES January 21, 2015 The Business Meeting was called to order by Pastor Ron Lentine.   I. MINUTES Jo Whiddon, standing in for Church Clerk, Bonnie Quinley, presented the minutes of the December 19, 2014 business meeting as printed in the January business meeting packet.  Jim Taylor made a motion to accept the minutes as presented and Freddie Zayas seconded the motion.  The minutes were approved by the raising of hands.  II. NEW MEMBERS TO BE APPROVED New members who joined during the month of December as listed on the agenda are: Walt Magaha Tori Magaha A motion to accept Walt and Tori as new members was made by Diana McFarlane and seconded by Joe Cato.  New members were approved by the raising of hands. III. TREASURER’S REPORT Richard Main presented the treasurer’s report.  An explanation of an expenditure of $3,800 was asked.  This expenditure is for a security system being installed at the West entry to the sanctuary building.  After discussion a motion was made by Chuck Keistler, a second made by Jim Taylor and the report was approved by the raising of hands.  IV. NEW BUSINESS John Bonelli presented for the personnel committee that Jonathan deJesus be approved as Contemporary Worship Leader.  Voting was done by secret ballot and carried by 97 percent approval.   V. ADJOURNMENT Meeting was adjourned by the raising of hands. ________________________________ ___________________________________ Jo Whiddon                                                                                Ron Lentine
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL  32506 – 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF TH REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON February 18, 2015 The Regular Business Meeting was held on February 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm.  The meeting was held in the sanctuary and was opened in prayer. CLERK’S BUSINESS:  Jo Whiddon, filling in for Bonnie Quinley, presented the minutes of the January 21, 2015 Regular business meeting.  Motion to approve by George Butler and seconded by Ron Lowe.  Approved by show of hands. New Members to be approved:    for January Profession of Faith: Casie Leach Statement of Faith: None Letter: None   TREASURER’S REPORT:  Richard Main presented the Financial Report for January as presented in the February Business Meeting package.  COMMENT: A question regarding an item listed on the Schedule of Designated Accounts arose.  The item is Love Offering in the amount of $4,815.89.  This is money contributed to cover miscellaneous expenses – such as replacing burned out lights around the grounds of the church.  The expense for this would run about $2,000.00.  Ken Brock who works for Gulf Power took care of this for the church at no expense.  There is an excess of $1,500 in the love offering account. RECOMMENDATION:  A recommendation is being made by the finance committee to use $1,500.00 from the Love Offering account to cover the expenses of the Senior Revival slated for March 16, 17, and 18, 2015. Motion to approve made by Margie Stone and seconded by Jim Taylor.  Approved by show of hands.   COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None OLD BUSINESS:  None NEW BUSINESS: The pastor made a request that Myrtle Grove Baptist Church hold an ordination service for two candidates to the ministry:  Paul Porterfield and Willie Spears. Paul Porterfield, Pastor of Cathedral of His Love Church stated that he would like for his church to become aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention.  Bro. Porterfield was a pastor in the Church of God, but feels his beliefs align more with those of the Baptist Faith. Pastor Ron has assisted Bro. Porterfield in satisfying the requirements to be ordained, along with the help of Dr. Bob Greene, Director of the Pensacola Bay Baptist Association. Willie Spears is one of our members and also has a background in the Church of God. Mr. Spears also feels his beliefs align with those of the Southern Baptist Convention.  Mr. Spears does a great deal of speaking and has preached at Myrtle Grove as well. These candidates have met all the requirements by the Southern Baptist of Florida and will be interviewed by the deacons and yokefellows.  Upon approval Bro. Porterfield and Willie Spears will be ordained in the evening service on March 8, 2015. DEACON RECOMMENDATION:  John Bonelli on behalf of the deacons and yokefellows recommend the ordination of Paul Porterfield and Willie Spears as Southern Baptist Ministers.  Approved by show of hands. DEACON RECOMMENDATION:  John Bonelli on behalf of the deacons and yokefellows recommend Ray Linnville to finish term of vacancy on deacon board.  Secret ballot waived.  Approved by show of hands. WMU RECOMMENDATION:  Barbara Thorsen recommends a $6,000 goal for Annie Armstrong Offering be accepted for 2015.  Motion to approve by Ron Lowe and seconded by Jim Taylor.  Approvedby show of hands. PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:  Johnny Jernigan presented, on behalf of the Personnel Committee, Guidelines for Volunteer Nursery Workers.  There are no guidelines at this time.   The Committee recommends we approve these guidelines.  Approved by show of hands. ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Lunch will be held after the morning worship service March 8, 2015.  A $7.00 donation is requested.  A silent auction will be held after the meal.  Proceeds will be used to help defray the cost of the mission trip in April. ADJOURNMENT:  Motion to adjourn made by Ron Lowe and seconded by John Jernigan.  Approved by show of hands. _____________________________ _______________________________     Jo Whiddon   Ron Lentine, Moderator
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL  32506  850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON MARCH 25. 2015 The Regular Business Meeting was held on March 25, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Fellowship Hall and was opened with prayer. CLERKS BUSINESS:  Jo Whiddon, filling in for Bonnie Quinley, presented the minutes of the February 18, 2015 regular business meeting.  Motion to approve was made by Tony McFarlane and seconded by Kathy Petuchov.  Approved by show of hands. REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF CHURCH MEMBERSIP:  From Blue Angel Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida the letters of John and Chery Stacey.  Motion to grant letters to Blue Angel Baptist Church made by Ray Linnville and seconded by Annetta Jernigan.  Approved  by show of hands. PRESENTATION OF NEW MEMBERS:  New members who joined Myrtle Grove Baptist Church during the month of February are listed as follows: Profession of Faith: Ryan Fetsko and Amy Ryan Statement of Faith:  Robert Graf and Betty Culbreth By Letter:                 Linda Graf Motion to accept these new members as listed above was made by Ron Lowe and seconded by Gene Mitchell.  Approved by show of hands. TREASURER’S REPORT:  Richard Main presented the Financial Report for February as presented in the March Business Meeting package.  Motion to approve the report as presented was made by David Mason and seconded by Jack Windley. Approved by show of hands. OLD BUSINESS:  Since the Ordination Service of Paul Porterfield as a minister in the Southern Baptist Denomination, Chuck Keistler met with Pastor Porterfield and a few members of their church, Cathedral of His Love, to renew their constitution to align with Southern Baptist procedures.  This is a store front church located on West Cervantes Street in the Brownsville area. Brother Porterfield and the Cathedral of His Love Church will be presented to the Pensacola Bay Baptist Association on April 13 by Brother Ron Lentine or Chris Larsen. NEW BUSINESS:  Chuck Keistler, on behalf of the Bylaws Committee, commented on a hand-out of Changes to MGBC By-Laws to those attending the March business meeting.  These are changes recommended by the Bylaws Committee concerning: 1. Changes to the MGBC By-Laws        A.  The number of committees on which a church member can serve.  B.  A church member should not serve on the Finance Committee and the Personnel Committee concurrently.  C. Additional guidelines for MGBC members using the Fellowship Hall for birthday parties.         D.  Additional guidelines for members of MGBC who wish to use Fellowship Hall (or Family Life Center) for family reunions.                      E.  Guidelines for the use of the Fellowship Hall for organization use, such as boy/girl scout meetings as long as the leaders are members of MGBC. 1. Changes to the MGBC General Policies and Procedures B. PLC By-Laws 3) The composition of the committee and additional information. 4) A new Section VII and renumbering the existing sections following the change. Changes approved by the show of hands. John Bonelli, on behalf of the Committee on Committees makes the following recommendations: 1. Jim Gramlich and Sonny Goldsby be added to the Missions Committee 2. B.J. Taylor be added to the Personnel Committee. Additions approved by the show of hands. ADJOURNMENT:  Motion to adjourn made by Ron Lowe and seconded by Richard Main.  Approved by show of hands. ___________________________________ _______________________________________ Jo Whiddon Ron Lentine, Moderator
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON APRIL 29, 2015 The Regular Business Meeting was held on April 29, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting was held in the church auditorium and was opened with prayer. CLERK’S BUSINESS:  Jo Whiddon, filling in for Bonnie Quigley, presented the minutes of the March 25, 2015 regular business meeting.  Motion to approve was made by Keely Zayas and seconded by Don Whiddon.  Approved by show of hands. PRESENTATION OF NEW MEMBERS:  New members who joined Myrtle Grove Baptist Church during the month of March are listed as follows: Profession of faith:  Trenton Bennett, Grace O’Gara, Faith O’Gara, Hope O’Gara, Kendra Frick Motion to accept the new members as listed above was made by Ron Lowe and seconded by David Mason.  Approved by show of hands. TREASURER’S REPORT:  Richard Main presented the Financial Report for March as presented in the April Business Meeting package.  Motion to approve the report as presented was made by Freddie Zayas and seconded by David Mason.  Approved by show of hands. ADJOURNMENT:  Motion to adjourn was made by Joe Cato and seconded by Ron Lowe.  Approved  by show of hands. ___________________________ ________________________________ Jo Whiddon Ron Lentine, Moderator
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506      850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON MAY 20, 2015 The Regular Business Meeting was held May 20, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Fellowship Hall and was opened with prayer by Bro. Ron Lentine. CLERK’S REPORT:  Jo Whiddon, filling in for Bonnie Quigley, presented the minutes of the April 29, 2015 Regular Business Meeting.  Motion to approve the minutes as presented was made by Ron Lowe and seconded by George Butler.  Approved by show of hands. PRESENTATION OF NEW MEMBERS:  New members who joined Myrtle Grove Baptist Church during the month of April are listed as follows: Profession of Faith: Christopher Babbitt, Lisa Skaruppa Motion to accept the new members as listed was made by David Mason and seconded by Alicia McFarlane.  Approved by show of hands. TREASURER’S REPORT:   Richard Main presented the Financial Report for April as presented in the May Business Meeting package.  Motion to approve the report as presented made by George Butler and seconded by Ron Lowe.  Approved by show of hands. ANNOUNCEMENTS:   The men of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church have been invited to a fish fry at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church on May 29, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  The pastor of Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church will be the speaker of the evening following the meal.  Bro. Ron encourages all men to join the Methodist men for this fish fry and evening of fellowship. ADJOURNMENT:   Motion to adjourn was made by Keeley Zayas and seconded by Diana McFarlane.  Approved by show of hands. ____________________________ _____________________________ Jo Whiddon Ron Lentine, Moderator
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH  5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON June 24, 2015 The   Regular   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   June   24,   2015,   at   6:00pm.      The   meeting   was   held   in   the   fellowship hall and was opened in prayer. CLERK’S   BUSINESS:      Bonnie   Quinley   presented   the   minutes   of   the   May   20,   2015,   Regular   Business   Meeting   as printed   in   the   June   Business   Meeting   package.      Motion   to   approve   by   David   Mason   and   seconded   by   Norman Robertson.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Requests for Letters of church membership:   for   May None New members to be approved:  for May   Profession of Faith:  None Statement of Faith :  Jerald Reeser, James Dulkis Letter:   None Motion to approve by Ron Lowe and seconded by Don Whiddon.  APPROVED by show of hands. TREASURER’S    REPORT:     Richard    Main    presented    the    Financial    Report    for    May    as    presented    in    the    June      Business   Meeting   package.         Motion   to   approve   by   Jack   Windley   and   seconded   by   David   Mason.      APPROVED by show of hands. COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None NEW BUSINESS:  Committee-on-Committees: Personnel    Committee:        John    Bonelli    presented    a    recommendation    from    the    Committee-on-Committees regarding   personal   leave   for   death   of   relatives.      The   request   was   to   expand   the   family   members   to   include brother-in-law and sister-in-law.  Add three days leave for death of child.  Nominating   Committee:      John   Bonelli   presented   a   recommendation   from   the   Committee-on-Committees   to add Ellen Barton and Tonya Hayes to the Nominating Committee.  Nomination   forms   are   available   for   deacons   and   yokefellows.      The   nominations   for   a   three-year   term   will close July 1, 2015. ADJOURNMENT:      Motion   to   adjourn   by   Don   Whiddon   and   seconded   by   Shirley   Johnston.      APPROVED    by   show of hands.  _____________________________ ____________________________ Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Ron Lentine, Moderator
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON July 22, 2015 The   Regular   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   July   22,   2015,   at   6:00pm.      The   meeting   was   held   in   the fellowship hall and was opened in prayer. CLERK’S   BUSINESS:      Bonnie   Quinley   presented   the   minutes   of   the   June   24,   2015,   Regular   Business Meeting   as   printed   in   the   July   Business   Meeting   package.      Motion   to   approve   by   Richard   Slack      and seconded by Joe Cato.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Requests for Letters of church membership:   for   June: From:  First Baptist Church, Orlando, FL for letters of George and Ashley Sapp From:  Pine Terrace Baptist Church, Milton, FL for letters of Stephen and Susan Jones Motion to approve by Morgan Miller and seconded by Tony McFarlane.  APPROVED  by show of hands. New members to be approved:  for June:   Profession of Faith:  Melody Koen, Tijuana Weatherspoon Statement of Faith :  Chaunda Murphy Letter:   Shannan Guinn Motion to approve by Don Whiddon and seconded by David Mason.  APPROVED by show of hands. TREASURER’S   REPORT:    Richard   Main   presented   the   Financial   Report   for   June   as   presented   in   the   July     Business   Meeting   package.         Motion   to   approve   by   Joe   Mahuron   and   seconded   by   David   Mason.     APPROVED by show of hands. Comments:      Richard   Main:      The   month   of   June   was   not   too   great.      However,      year   to   date   we   are   doing really good.  Question:       Pastor   Ron   Lentine:      On   the   excess   does   that   mean   that   $22,000   above   what   we   needed?     Answer:   Richard Main:  Yes, that is above what we needed year to date.  Question:      How   does   that   compare   with   this   month?      Answer:       Richard   Main:      Right   now   the   budget receipts   for   this   month,   for   the   three   Sundays,   are   $61,952.      The   budget   goal   is   $52,276.      We   are   still running about $9,000 above so far this month.  Comment:  To expand on the "Great Day of Giving", we have already received $671 toward the goal.  Also,   when   we   set   the   budget   up   for   this   year,   there   were   white   areas   in   the   budget   which   were   going to   be   funded   through   excess   as   a   percentage   when   funds   became   available.      In   the   second   quarter, which   ended   last   month,   we   were   able   to   transfer   over   to   the   white   areas      in   exces   of      $22,500.      We were not able to transfer funds in the first quarter because the funds were not there.  Comment:      Jean   Davis:      Please   emphasize   that   members   note   on   their   envelopes   "Great   Day   of   Giving" so I will know that it is not for the regular budget.  Comment:      Mark   on   the   memo   portion   of   checks   and   on   the   envelopes   "Great   Day   of   Giving"   so   the Counting Committee will know where to put the tithe.   COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None OLD BUSINESS:  None NEW BUDINESS:  None ADJOURNMENT:      Motion   to   adjourn   by   Joe   Mahuron   and   seconded   by   Richard   Main.      APPROVED    by show of hands.  _____________________________ ____________________________
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH  5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON August 19, 2015 The   Regular   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   August   19,   2015,   at   6:00pm.      The   meeting   was   held   in   the   fellowship   hall   and   was   opened in prayer. CLERK’S   BUSINESS:      Bonnie   Quinley   presented   the   minutes   of   the   July   22,   2015,   Regular   Business   Meeting   as   printed   in   the   August Business Meeting package.  Motion to approve by George  Butler  and seconded by Gerry Lynn Cato.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Requests for Letters of church membership:   for   July:  None New members to be approved:  for July:   Profession of Faith:  None Statement of Faith :  Ashley Barton, Shannon Gallenbeck Letter:   Tom Rowe, Bobbie Jo Rowe, Martha Harris Motion to approve by John Bonelli and seconded by Morgan Miller.  APPROVED by show of hands. TREASURER’S   REPORT:      Richard   Main   presented   the   Financial   Report   for   July   as   presented   in   the   August      Business   Meeting   package. Correction:      Richard   Main:   The   Monthly   Contributions   received   in   4   Sundays   $73,347.43   and   Monthly   Contributions   needed   for   4 Sundays   $69,702.26   (instead   of   81.35%   Monthly   Budget   it   should   be   105.23%).   We   went   up   and   not   down.      We   had   a   good   month   last month.      If   you   look   at   the   expenses   for   the   month,   we   are   kind   of   high   at   156%.      We   had   a   $15,000   electric   bill.   Three   paydays   fell   in last month and that hit hard.    Motion to approve by Melissa Westman and seconded by Jim Taylor.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Comment :   Richard   Main:      We   just   passed   the   third   Sunday   and   we   are   $915.82   short   for   three   Sundays.      We   have   two   more   Sundays to   go   this   month.      That   is   a   normal   track.      I   have   the   last   three   years   of   giving   here   and   it   is   tracking   the   same   for   the   last   three   years as   it   has   so   far   this   year.      For   the   "Great   Day   of   Giving"   for   the   restoration   of   replacing   the   carpet   in   the   passageways   and   work   areas; as   of   this   Sunday   we   have   raised   $18,122.46.      Above   that   we   have   already   purchased   the   tiles   to   replace   carpet.      We   are   waiting   on Kent   Brock   to   work   on   replacing   the   lights   in   the   Fellowship   Hall   with   drop   in   lighting   which   will   improve   the   lighting.      We   will   paint the room and on into the kitchen.  Comment:       John   Bonelli:      We   have   to   remember   that   this   is   restoration   and   not   renovation.      We   cannot   use   the   word   renovation.     Renovation would require permits.  Restoration is like painting the walls.  We can just do it. Question:   John Bonelli:  How much money do we need to finish the project? Answer :      Richard   Main:      We   need   approximately   $4,500   to   $6,000   to   finish.      The   estimates   that   we   have   received   to   do   the   work, which   is   about   4,500   square   feet   of   tile   and   almost   800   linear   feet   of   tile   base   board.      It   is   going   to   be   very   intensive   and   not   an overnight process.  We still need about $4,000 or $5,000.  That is where we stand on the restoration. NEW BUSINESS:      Missions   Committee:   Chris   Larsen   presented   the   recommendation   to   adopt   the   Maguire   State   Mission   Offering   goal   in   the   amount   of $5,000.  APPROVED  by show of hands. Nominating   Committee:       John   Bonelli   presented   the   recommendation   of   election   of   2015-2016   Deacons   and   Yokefellows   by   secret ballot.      The   men   listed   are   candidates   for   a   three-year   term   to   begin   September   1,   2015,   deacons/yokefellows.      All   men   listed   are "needed"    to    serve:    Adolfo    Demontalvo,    deacon,    Johnnie    Jernigan,    deacon,    Ray    Linnville,    deacon,    Horace    Nealy,    deacon,    Larry Westman,   deacon,   Don   Whiddon,   yokefellow.   Don   Whiddon   will   be,   if   he   is   affirmed   tonight,   commissioned   as   deacon   at   a   later   date.     All others have previously served as deacons.  APPROVED by secret ballot.  Nominating Committee:  Chris Larsen presented the 2015-2016 Booklet of Workers for adoption.  APPROVED  by show of hands.  Finance   Committee:    We   have   identified   in   the   designated   account,   which   is   under   Young   Adult   Ministries,   monies   which   is   about $5,000.      We   want   to   transfer   $1,000   out   of   that   account   into   the   account   to   cover   the   expenses   for   the   Men   of   Integrity   conference   to be   held   in   September.      We   are   not   providing   funding   for   the   entire   meeting.      We   are   providing   the   venue   and   some   of   the   things   for the   Strength   Team   to   work   with.      We   will   also   provide   refreshments.      We   need   approval   of   the   church   to   move   the   funds   from   the Young Adult Ministries designated fund into the account for the Men of Integrity meeting.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Deacon Board:  John Bonelli presented the following recommendation from the Deacon board: I   recommend   that   the   combined   worship   service   on   Sunday   morning   continue   throughout   the   month   of   September.      In   addition,   I further    recommend    that    a    special    called    business    meeting    take    place    immediately    following    the    morning    service    on    Sunday, September   27,   2015,   for   the   purpose   of   voting   on   keeping   our   Sunday   worship   service   as   a   combined   service   as   it   has   been throughout this summer. Motion seconded by Ray Linnville.   APPROVED  by show of hands.  Question:  Will we be incorporating more of the contemporary music into the combined service?  Answer:  Pastor Ron Lentine:  No It will be balanced just as it has been.  Question:  Morgan Miller:  Will we reopen the balcony? Answer:  Pastor Ron Lentine:  Yes.     Comment :      George   Butler:      I   feel   that   the   church   family   should   be   together.      Like   the   family   who   prays   together,   the   church   who prays together stays together.  Question:  Horace Nealy:  Will this have any effect on casual dress?  Answer:  Pastor Ron Lentine:    No.  The dress should be decent attire.  Question:   Pat Berry:  Isn't that the same weekend as our men's conference? Answer:   Pastor Ron Lentine:  The conference will end on Saturday.  Question :      Jim   Taylor:      Will   this   be   be   the   last   Sunday   of   September   and   by   secret   ballot   after   the   service?      Will   you   put   a   notice   in   the bulletin?  Jim said he supports the change.  Comment:    Pastor   Ron   Pouliott's   last   Sunday   will   be   August   30.      During   the   evening   service,   we   will   open   the   microphone   for   those who would like to share testimonies of how Ron has blessed their lives.  Lorna will provide refreshments.  If anyone would like to bring an expression such as cards, letters or monetary gifts, bring those that night so we can present them to Ron. COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None OLD BUSINESS:  None ADJOURNMENT:  Motion to adjourn by Joe Mahuron and seconded by Richard Main.  APPROVED  by show of hands.  _____________________________ ____________________________ Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Ron Lentine, Moderator
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH  5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL CALLED BUSINESS MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 The   Special   Called   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   September   20   at   the   close   of   the   10:30am   worship service in the worship center.  The printed ballot which was distributed read as follows: RECOMMENDATION TO THE CHURCH That   we   keep   our   Sunday   morning   worship   service   as   one   combined   family   worship   service   with   a balanced blend of traditional and contemporary music styles. ____Yes, I agree ____ No, I do not Results of the vote: Yes, I agree:  220 No, I do not:  23 _____________________________ ____________________________ Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Ron Lentine, Moderator
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH  5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON September 23, 2015 The   Regular   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   September   23,   2015,   at   6:00pm.      The   meeting   was   held   in   the   fellowship   hall   and was opened in prayer. CLERK’S   BUSINESS:      Bonnie   Quinley   presented   the   minutes   of   the   August   19,   2015,   Regular   Business   Meeting   and   September 20,   2015   Special   Called   Business   Meeting   as   printed   in   the   August   Business   Meeting   package.      Motion   to   approve   by   Tony McFarlane and seconded by Joe Cato.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Requests for Letters of church membership:   for August: From:  Perdido Bay Baptist Church for letter of Ronald H. Pouliot From:  Blue Angel Baptist Church for letter of Elaine Faulkner Motion to approve by George Butler and seconded by David Mason.  APPROVED by show of hands.   New members to be approved:  for July:   Profession of Faith:  None Statement of Faith :  Bob Govoni, Terri Govoni, Bobby Govoni, Anthony Govoni, Jonathan DeJesus, Karla DeJesus Letter:   David Brohard, Rachel Brohard Motion to approve by Keely Zayas and seconded by Don Whiddon.  APPROVED by show of hands. TREASURER’S    REPORT:        Richard    Main    presented    the    August    Financial    Report    as    presented    in    the    September    Business Meeting package.  Comment:  Richard Main:  We are a little low, in the low 80 percentile, this past month.    Question:      Chuck   Keistler:      If   I   am   reading   this   right,   we   said   that   we   needed   $522,767.70   for   thirty-five   Sundays   and   we   have received   $515,411.15.      We   have   paid   $611,246.92.   That   is   about   a   $90,000   difference.      Where   did   we   get   the   $90,000   to make up the difference?  Answer:  Richard Main:  That one I cannot answer.  I will have to ask Cami Simmons on that.  Answer:      Cami   Simmons:      Some   of   what   you   see   in   the   $515,411.15   only   represents   what   came   in   for   this   year.      We   did   not come   into   the   year   at   a   zero   balance.      As   long   as   we   do   not   overdraw   the   bank   account,   these   numbers   do   not   represent   bank balances.      They   represent   numbers   in   the   accounting   log.      We   had   hoped   to   have   $522,000.00.      We   are   under   the   firewall   for about   two   months.      We   are   paying   our   bills   and   we   are   making   it   by   the   grace   of   God   because   we   have   a   firewall   system   and we   don't   pay   anything   extra.      That   rollover   that   happens   after   the   second   quarter   is   another   $23,000.00   that   you   don't   see represented   day-by-day.      Those   are   the   white   line   items   which   went   into   the   designated   accounts.      It   is   an   expense   to   the budget but not an expense to the church that we did not already have.  Does that explain your question?  Comment:  Richard Main:  It is accounting procedures.  We had a carryover from the previous year. Comment:  Chuck Keistler:  That answered my question.  Comment:      Richard   Main:      For   the   month   of   September,   we   are   as   of   the   third   Sunday   of   the   month,   we   are   short   $6,400.00.     That is for three Sundays in the month of September.  We   still   have   about   $18,400.00   in   the   restoration   account.      The   tile   and   installation   is   going   to   run   us   a   little   over   $23,000.00.     We   still   need   about   $5,000.00   or   $6,000.00   funds   to   cover   that.      We   do   not   want   to   start   the   project   until   we   have   the   money on hand.  Question:  Joe Cato:  Did you get an update on the baseboard bid?  Answer:      Richard   Main:      We   are   going   to   stick   with   Omar   for   the   baseboard   installation.      His   was   the   best   price.      His   proposal is to not remove the baseboard.  He will add quarter round throughout and stain it to match the baseboard for $23,000.00.  Question:  Chuck Keistler:  Have the tiles been purchased?  Answer:      Richard   Main:      Yes,   the   tiles   have   been   purchased   and   are   stored   in   the   building.      We   have   not   purchased   the   lights.     That will be a separate order.  Motion to approve by George Butler and seconded by David Mason.  APPROVED by show of hands. NEW BUSINESS:      Election   of   Messengers   to   Annual   Pensacola   Bay   Baptist   Association   (PBBA)   Meeting:      Paul   Sauls   made   the   motion   that   Chuck &   Toshiko   Keistler,   John   &   Jane   Bonelli,   Richard   &   Kay   Main,   Chris   Larsen,   and   Ron   Lentine   represent   Myrtle   Grove   Baptist Church   as   messengers   for   the   annual   PBBA   meeting   Monday   October   19,   2015,   to   be   held   at   Plainview   Baptist   Church   from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  Motion seconded by David Mason.  APPROVED by show of hands.  COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None OLD BUSINESS:  None ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Pastor Ron Lentine announced the picnic and baptism at the bay at 2:00 pm Sunday at the Blue Angel Park. John Bonelli asked for prayer for the IMB missionaries regarding proposed early retirements. ADJOURNMENT:  Motion to adjourn by Jack Windley and seconded by Tony McFarlane.  APPROVED  by show of hands.  _____________________________ ____________________________ Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk Ron Lentine, Moderator
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH  5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON October 21, 2015 The   Regular   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   October   21,   2015,   at   6:00pm.      The   meeting   was   held   in   the   fellowship   hall   and was opened in prayer. CLERK’S   BUSINESS:      Jo   Whiddon   presented   the   minutes   of   the   September,   23,   2015,   Regular   Business   Meeting   as   printed   in the October Business Meeting package. Correction:      Richard   Main:      I   have   a   small   correction   on   the   second   page,   first   question   from   Joe   Cato   regarding   the baseboard   update.      The   last   sentence   should   have   a   period   after   the   $23,000.000.   (Add)   The   total   project   will   be   about $23,000.00.    The    baseboard    will    not    be    removed    but    quarter    round    will    be    added    and    stained    to    match    the    existing baseboard.   Motion to approve by Paul Sauls, and seconded by Kevin Simmons.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Requests for Letters of church membership:   for September: None New members to be approved:  for September:   Profession of Faith:  Sara McGinnis, Amy Kamansky, Preston Myers, Raegan Myers, Travis Meyer, Jacque Meyer. Statement of Faith :  None Letter:   None Motion to approve by Don Whiddon and seconded by Richard Main..  APPROVED by show of hands. TREASURER’S   REPORT:      Richard   Main   presented   the   Financial   Report   for   September   as   presented   in   the   October   Business Meeting package.  Comment:  Richard Main:  We are a little low for September.   We are under the firewall.  Statement:      Chuck   Keistler:      I   am   looking   at   contributions   received,   our   contributions   needed   for   thirty-nine   Sundays, expenses   paid,   and   our   deficit.      Then   on   Sundays   we   see   a   different   picture.      It   is   based   on   the   last   twelve   months.      The   last one   that   I   saw   showed   approximately   $82,000   deficit.      If   I   am   coming   to   visit   this   church   and   I   see   that   in   the   bulletin,   I   am going   to   wonder   what   is   wrong   with   this   church.      I   personally   believe   that   if   we   close   the   books   for   2014,   we   should   start   the new   books   for   2015.      If   we   show   this   picture   in   the   bulletin,   contributions   for   thirty-nine   Sundays   contributions   needed   and show a deficit. If a motion is in order, I make a motion that we change the way we report it on Sunday mornings. Comment:  Richard Main:  That is up to the Finance committee to propose those figures.     Comment:      Kevin   Simmons:      I   agree   with   Richard.      The   figures   came   from   the   Finance   committee.      It   may   be   a   good   idea   to have   the   Finance   committee   review   this   motion.      I   make   the   motion   that   this   motion   be   tabled   to   allow   the   Finance committee to review it.  Comment:  Chuck Kesitler:  Accepted the motion to table the motion until the Finance committee has reviewed it. Recommendation:      Chuch   Kesitler:      I   recommend   to   the   Finance   committee   to   look   at   reducing   the   budget   for   2015   by   the amount   that   would   have   been   paid   to   Ron   Pouliot.      It   is   about   $14,200.      That   would   show   a   new   picture   if   the   budget   were reduced.  It would show a difference in the deficit as well.  Question:      Cami   Simons:      Chuck   you   mean   the   difference   of   what   we   were   paying   Ron   as   of   the   beginning   of   September 2015.  Answer:  Chuck Keistler:  Yes.  Motion   to   approve   the   budget   presented   for   September   was   made   by   Chuck   Keistler   and   seconded   by   Joe   Cato.      APPROVED   by show of hands.  NEW BUSINESS : Personnel   Committee:   Chuck   Keistler   presented   the   following   motion   from   the   Personnel   Committee.       As   most   of   you   know, we   are   not   going   to   replace   Ron   Pouliot's   position   as   a   full   position.      In   order   to   cover   the   Children's   Ministry   position   we need guidelines for those who are filling on Wednesday and Sunday nights. The   Personnel   Committee   has   developed   the   position   descriptions   for   both   a   Director   of   Children's   Ministry   and   Children's Ministry   Worker/Volunteer.      Hopefully,   we   will   have   volunteers.   If   we   don't   we   will   have   to   hire   someone.      This   is   because   of risk   management   there   has   to   be   at   least   two   adults   present   when   we   have   young   children.      So   far   we   have   volunteers   which would cover either one wherever we are going.  Question:   Kay  Main:   Will the director's position be paid?  What will be the salary? Answer:   Yes, it will be paid about $9 to $10 per hour.  Motion   to   approve   job   descriptions   for   Director   of   Children's   Ministry   and   Children's   Ministry   Worker/Volunteer   were approved by show of hands, with one person opposed.  APPROVED by show of the majority of hands.  Finance   Committee:      Richard   Main   presented   the   2016   Proposed   Church   Budget   for   discussion.      The   proposed   budget   has been   previewed   by   the   Personnel,   Committee   Finance   Committee,   and   the   Deacon   body   and   is   recommended   by   the   church leadership.      There   was   a   question/answer   discussion   session   on   the   budget.      The   budget   will   be   presented   at   next   month's business meeting for approval by secret ballot. COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None OLD BUSINESS:  None ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Pastor announced the picnic and baptism at the bay lSunday at the Blue Angel Park. John Bonelli asked for prayer for the IMB missionaries regarding proposed early retirements. ADJOURNMENT:  Motion to adjourn by John Bonelli and seconded by Joe Cato.  APPROVED  by show of hands. 
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH  5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON November 18, 2015 The   Regular   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   November   18,   2015,   at   6:00pm.      The   meeting   was   held   in   the   fellowship hall and was opened in prayer. CLERK’S   BUSINESS:      Bonnie   Quinley   presented   the   minutes   of   the   October   21,   2015,   Regular   Business   Meeting   as printed in the November Business Meeting package.    Motion to approve by Joe Mahuron, and seconded by David Mason.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Requests for Letters of church membership:   for October: None   New members to be approved:  for October:   Profession of Faith:  Amy Kamansky Statement of Faith :  Joseph Lubischer, Kisha Lubischer Letter:  Patrick Davis, Sharon Davis, Lester Van Blaricom, Carollyn Van Blaricom, Geraldine Leger Motion to approve by Gerri Lynn Cato and seconded by Burt Lampley.  APPROVED by show of hands.  TREASURER'S   REPORT:      Richard   Main   presented   the   Financial   report   for   October   as   presented   in   the   November Business Meeting package.  Comment:       Richard   Main:      We   ran   a   little   short   for   the   month   of   October   by   about   $10,000   of   what   we   really needed.      We   are   picking   up   this   month   by   about   $5,000,   and   we   still   have   two   Sundays.      The   percentages   are remaining   about   the   same.      If   you   go   back   and   look   at   the   last   three   years,   it   is   about   the   same.      We   are   under   the firewall   and   have   been   for   several   months.         Look   at   Building   Equipment   and   Maintenance   and   you   will   see   there   are two   items,   utilities   and   fire   protection.      You   will   see   that   they   are   both   running   a   deficit   amount.      The   Finance Committee   looked   at   this.      They   decided   that   rather   than   changing   the   figures   that   we   let   them   continue   running   a deficit   because   it   will   be   only   two   months.      This   will   provide   tracking   for   the   upcoming   year   for   the   budget.      We   did increase   the   utilities   $10,000   for   the   year   of   2016.      The   high   electric   cost   has   hit   us   hard.      We   have   had   lightning strikes   on   our   fire   panel.      It   has   been   hit   quite   a   few   times.      Hopefully,   protection   has   been   put   in   on   it   so   maybe   it will not be as bad now.  Motion   to   approve   the   financial   report   presented   for   October   was   made   by   Chuck   Keistler   and   seconded   by   David Mason.  APPROVED  by show of hands.  NEW BUSINESS :  Finance   Committee:      The   2016   church   budget   was   presented   for   vote   by   secret   ballot.      The   2016   budget   was approved by a vote of 40 yes and 2 no.  APPROVED  by 98% vote.   Deacons:      John   Bonelli   presented   recommendations   that   church   services   be   cancelled   for   Wednesday,   November   25 and Wednesday December 23, 2016.  APPROVED by show of hands. Personnel    Committee:        Chuck    Keistler    presented    a    recommendation    from    the    Committee    to    adopt    the    job description for the Youth and Recreation Minister. The salary will be $6,000 per year.  APPROVED  by show of hands.  Finance   Committee:      Chuck   Keistler   withdrew   the   recommendation   made   at   last   month's   meeting   regarding   the way we present, on Sunday mornings, the contributions made. The motion was tabled at last month's meeting.  Bylaws   Committee:       Chuck   Keistler   presented   a   recommendation   from   the   Committee   to   adopt   the   Myrtle   Grove Child   Abuse   Prevention   Policies   and   Procedures.      The   history   on   this   is   the         Committee   worked   on   this   a   few months.      We   used   the   resources   from   the   Christian   Law   Association   and   the   previous   Child   Abuse   Policies   and Procedures   we   had   in   the   church.      The   document   has   been   reviewed   by   Carolyn   Gramlich,   our   church   lawyer,   and the deacons and yokefellows.  Copies of the document were provided.  APPROVED  by show of hands.  Personnel   Committee:   We   had   four   members   apply   for   the   Children's   Ministry   Director   position   and   all   were interviewed.      Chuck   Keistler   presented   a   recommendation   from   the   Committee   to   hire   Freddie   Zayas   to   fill   the Children's   Ministry   Director   position   for   no   more   than   five   hours   a   week   with   a   salary   of   $9.05   per   hour.   The   hire date will be January 1, 2016.  The recommendation was APPROVED  by 100% secret ballot.  WMU:      Chris   Larsen   presented   a   recommendation   from   the   WMU   that   we   adopt   Lottie   Moon   Christmas   offering goal in the amount of $10,000.   APPROVED by show of hands.  Committee   on   Committees:      Chris   Larsen   presented   a   recommendation   from   the   Committee   concerning   the   Family Life   Center   Activities   Committee.      It   was   recommended   that   this   be   made   a   Special   Committee   which   does   not rotate.  APPROVED  by show of hands. Nominating   Committee:       Comment:      Pastor   Ron   Lentine:      I   recommend   that   Tori   Magaha   be   given   the   title   of Student   and   Children's   Ministry   Assistant.      She   will   assist   Walt   Magaha   in   his   duties   as   Children's   Ministry   Director.     She will be able to use this job title on her resume even though it is a voluntary position.  Chris   Larsen   presented   the   recommendation   from   the   Committee   that   Tori   Magaha   be   given   the   title   of   Student   and Children's Ministry Assistant.  Comment:      Chuck   Keistler:      I   recommend   that   we   table   the   recommendation   until   the   Personnel   Commitee   writes   a position   description   for   the   position.   Then   the   position   description   would   be   presented   to   the   church   to   be   officially adopted.      That   way   she   will   have   the   position   description   to   use   for   her   resume.      This   will   define   her   duties.      Motion to table recommendation was APPROVED  by show of hands.  COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None OLD BUSINESS:  None ANNOUNCEMENTS:  None ADJOURNMENT:      Motion   to   adjourn   by   Chuck   Keistler   and   seconded   by   David   Mason.      APPROVED    by   show   of hands. 
MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH  5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 -- 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON December 30, 2015 The   Regular   Business   Meeting   was   held   on   December   30,   2015,   at   6:00   pm.      The   meeting   was   held   in   the fellowship hall and was opened in prayer. CLERK’S   BUSINESS:      Bonnie   Quinley   presented   the   minutes   of   the   November   18,   2015,   Regular   Business   Meeting as printed in the December Business Meeting package.    Motion to approve by Keely Zayas, and seconded by Ricky Lake.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Requests for Letters of church membership:   for November: From:  Olive Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL for the letter of Keyana Mahallati. From:  Pine Terrace Baptist Church, Milton FL for the letter of Matthew Wood. From:  New Beginnings Baptist Church, Pensacola, FL for the letters of George and Sharon Slocovich. Motion to approve by Burt Lampley and seconded by Keely Zayas.  APPROVED  by show of hands. New members to be approved:  for November:   Profession of Faith:  Nicky Lubischer, Savanna Driver, Jack Neilson Statement of Faith :  Pat Gutierrez Letter:  None Motion to approve by Jack Windley and seconded by Shirley Johnston.  APPROVED by show of hands.  TREASURER'S    REPORT:        Cami    Simmons    presented    the    Financial    report    for    November    as    presented    in    the December Business Meeting package.  Question:  Keely Zayas:  Are we still under the firewall? Answer:   Cami Simmons:  Yes. Motion   to   approve   the   financial   report   presented   for   November   was   made   by   Chuck   Keistler   and   seconded   by Toshiko Keistler.  APPROVED  by show of hands.