Minutes of the PCC Meetings held via Zoom on Monday 15th November 2021
|1||The meeting opened with a passage from Hebrews 10 and prayer at 19.35.|
|Online: Dawn Airey (Chair), Jane Bell (JB1), Jackie Bello (JB2), Jeremy Bullock (JB3), Helen Cracknell (Treasurer), Fiona Clarke (Secretary), Marion Darker, Heidi Ellson, Elizabeth Holbrook, Sally Quincey and Rob Seaman.
|The Minutes of the Meeting held on 13th September 2021 were agreed unanimously.|
|Mission Partners – it was agreed that this subject will need discussion at a future meeting but not at this one.|
|5||Update on Key Priorities - See Appendices 1 to 3 for these reports|
|1. Discipleship (DA) –
a. CG + SG will be running a course of basic training in Prophetic Ministry starting at the end of January 2022. It will be for 8 weeks and will be DVD based with discussion. This will be additional to Connect Groups.
b. With effect from January Connect groups will be self-guided in their choice of study. DA has suitable suggestions if needed.
2. Under 18’s:
a. Under 11s (MS)
b. Youth (DA) –
i. Ignite is going well and Sunday mornings.
ii. There are only just enough leaders.
iii. DA is meeting with the Children’s Team to discuss the 1st Sundays of each month as All Age services will cease at the beginning of January 2022 (December2021 will be the last one). However, if people come forward to help they may be reinstated. It would be sad to lose the All Age Services altogether especially as Youth is one of the key priorities for the church. There are currently only three people in the team: DA, HC and Dan.
1. It may be possible for two people to do it instead of four.
2. DA has been doing the planning – HC may do the planning.
3. It needs someone to do the thinking and people who are good at addressing children.
4. It may need a completely new way of working as it is difficult to follow the old team who were really good at it.
iv. SH (Deanery Youth worker) will stop helping on Sunday evenings but will continue to help resource the Children’s leaders. The number of young people attending is growing. DA is liaising with MH and JC about continuing these groups.
v. Groups are currently run on two Sunday evenings a month. CG and DA have been doing the cooking for the groups and it is difficult for DA to do the cooking and try to run the sessions. People in the church have been asked to help out but none have been forthcoming to date. However, people may be more willing to help out with the cooking and, if so, that would free up DA to help run the groups.
3. Wholeness in Jesus/ Wellbeing (DA)
a. Prayer (JBC) – JBC is to run a series of contemplative prayer in Lent.
b. Pastoral Care (HD) – HD has said that, although the Care Team is only small, they are coping at present.
c. Reading Group – started reading in September, meeting to discuss the book. The next book will be on Climate change in relation to the church. The first meeting for this will be 14/12/2021.
|Treasurers Report (HC) – see Appendix 4
|7||Extending our parish update - See Appendix 5|
|8||Approving new church groups/ activities|
|There was no update re DBS needing renewal. DA will contact AB re this and re safeguarding training.||DA
|10||Churches Together in Wellingborough (CTIW) and Deanery Synod updates|
|CTIW (AP) – No update.
Deanery synod (HE)
-see Appendix 6 – There were no questions or comments.
|11||Environmental Policy (HC)|
|Due to insufficient time to address this appropriately, it was decided that this issue will be added to the agenda for the next PCC meeting.||FC|
|12||Via Beata Route bench|
|13||Parish Administrator Update|
|Amanda is doing well and slowly getting up to speed with her new tasks.|
|14||Date of next meetings:|
|Monday 17th January 2022 at 19.30
Monday 21st March 2022 at 19.30
Monday 9th May 2022 at 19.30 – (to agree reports for APCM)
APCM – Sunday 22nd May 2022 – (as part of the morning service)
|16||The meeting closed at 21.33.|