12 May 1976

Presiding Clerk Brian Beals opened the meeting with Scripture from Colossians on the power available through Jesus, then prayer.

Brian wondered about Bob Pursley’s activities on the Area Nominating Committee, but no report was given.

A letter of acceptance from Earl Perisho was read. A discussion of his preferred starting date of September 1 rather than July 1 was initated because the suggestion needs to be passed by the meeting. It was passed.

The North Plains house payments are not caught up yet, but the full $225 payment was made last month. The payments are about three months behind.

Pastor Jim’s convinced that we’re where God’s challenging us to look to him as we have nowhere else to go except to him on our knees. We must follow the scriptural principles of forgiveness and oneness in Christ.

Almeda Hays passed out a survey on the financial needs of the church. They will also be given to attenders not present at this time.

Nadine Asher reported that VBS has been changed to June 28-July 2. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with sack lunch. Thursday evenings have been set aside as Family Night. The Scripture memorization contest was extended one more Sunday (June 6) with awards to be made the following Sunday.

Charles Lamm mentioned that Norval Hadley wants to have a meeting next Wednesday (May 9) for everyone who can come. Charles was asked if pastoral plans have been laid out for the summer yet, and he replied that they are not solid yet.

Abridged from notes provided by Vicky Orwiler, Recording Clerk