As well as spending time in the word and prayer, and receiving normal reports and business, two key issues occupied our time and prayer during our June Board meeting.
First we focused on finances. June marked a time of increased clarity since switching accountants and bringing more of our accounting in house with Kathleen Linton. As such, we were able to plan our communication with the congregation (which was in the bulletin in June and will continue with monthly updates in the bulletin) and discuss how things are going.
Second, we began our discussion on following up on the vision and values discernment training we received at our May board retreat. We recognized, however, that our normal monthly board meeting would not be sufficient to pray and discuss this properly. As such, we scheduled two extra meetings of the board which would not deal with business, but would be solely focused on praying over and discussing this process. The first of these in mid-June, the second in early July (before our July board meeting).
One other note, to keep you informed: the bylaw committee formed in April has been meeting and will likely be presenting the draft bylaws to the board in July (though possible not until August). After board review there are several more steps in the process. The process culminates in presenting the draft bylaws to the membership of Timbers for approval.