AG Board Activity, Planning and Progress

Activity Summary 11/13/20

 

This week:

  • Met with Interim Pastoral candidate and preparing compensation offer.

  • Looking at housing options for Interim Pastor:  hotel or cottage rentals for 1 or 2 nights per week.

  • Evaluating ways to implement children's service during the Pastors message.

  • Discussed communication channels for feedback or suggestions.

  • Added a security camera to the office hallway.

  • Rearranging pews for additional safely spaced seating.

 

Coming Up:

  • Nov. 17 - Financial Review and Budgeting.

Reminder that our 10:15 am Sunday Service is broadcast live at http://agncww.com.   

If you have health concerns or don't feel able to wear a mask, please join us online.

2021

May 

8

Rental Properties:

Closed on 56 Clinton

Counter Offer on 722 Hobson accepted.

Tenant in 736 Hobson is moving out.

 

Pastoral Search:

Had a second introductory meeting with Candidate #3.

Board will discuss next steps on May 10.

2021

May

1

Had a zoom meeting with a third candidate.  Now In the process of scheduling a 2nd conversation with this candidate.

 

Rental Sale Progress:

56 Clinton - closing on May 7.

722 Hobson - had an inspection and request for lots of repairs.  We submitted a counter to the inspection list.

736 Hobson - waiting for the inspection (after renter leaves)

2021

April

24

This week:

Lead on new candidate provided by DS Mowry

Worked on AG Organizational Chart

Secondary offer received on 722 Hobson.

 

Coming up:

Monday April 26, 6:30pm - Introductory Meeting with 3rd Candidate. 

Tuesday April 27, 6:30pm - Begin Mission / Vision / Purpose discussions

2021

April

17

Introductory Zoom conversations with two different candidates.

Met to discuss candidates conversations. We want follow-up conversations with both candidates, but would like to explore additional candidate options before committing to 2nd tier conversations.  While we had a variety of opinions on the candidates, all are in agreement that we should be deliberate but not in a hurry.

 

Received an offer on the 722 Hobson property but didn't care for some of the terms, so we issued a counteroffer and that was accepted.

2021

April

9

This week:

Approved fencing project to separate the alley from rental properties.

Prepared for Pastoral Candidate Interviews. 

 

Coming up:

Monday April 12, 7:30pm - Introductory Meeting with Candidate

Wednesday April 14, 7:00pm - Introductory Meeting with Candidate

2021

March

31

This week:

Approved an offer on 56 Clinton property.

Approved an offer on 736 Hobson property.

Approved the lease agreement with Moment Church for using east side of AG.

 

Coming up:

Repairs & Cleanup needed on 722 Hobson to help it sell.

2021

March

27

Reviewing Lease Agreement with Moment Church.
Scheduling Pastoral Candidate zoom meetings for the week after Easter.
Determined effective Phase 3 Changes for AG Services:
   Additional Instrumentalists for worship - must wear masks and distanced 6 feet.
   Additional Vocalists for worship - must wear masks and distanced 6 feet.
   Choirs - each participant must be masked and separated 6 feet.
   Congregational Singing OK - must wear masks.
   Up to 15 people per row of our pews - must wear masks.
Nazarene Operations:
   Trustees Designated - Shane, Elaine, Jacob, Briana
   Stewards Designated - Ben, Carolyn, Dan, Michael, Jodi
   Treasurer Elected - Elaine Jackson
   Secretary Elected - Jacob Smith

2021

March

19

This week:

   Listed the adjacent rentals with John L. Scott agency.

   Discussed pastoral candidates.  

   Approved a repair project for the front steps.

   Approved a foyer-refresh project.

 

Reminder:  AG Open Forum after the service on Sunday.  Bring your questions or submit them online.

https://www.agncww.com/boardfeedback

2021

March

11

Moving forward on the sale of the rental properties adjacent to the church. We have notified the renters of our intent to sell. 

 

Met with District Superintendent Mowry (in person) who presented four Pastoral Candidate recommendations.  Next step is to vet the list and prepare for introductory Zoom conversations.

 

Coming up March 21:  AG Open Forum

Bring your questions or submit them anytime via: 

https://www.agncww.com/boardfeedback

2021

February

23

As a result of Sunday's voting by ballot:

  1)  We welcome Dan and Jodi to the AG Board.

   2) We will be moving forward on the proposal to sell the three adjacent rentals.

 

Also a reminder, if you haven't given your opinion on the Pastoral Search Process, you can submit them online at: 

https://www.agncww.com/pastoralsurvey

 

We've also added a general feedback/question form at:

https://www.agncww.com/boardfeedback

2021

February

20

Reminder that we have an All Church meeting and Elections on Feb 21.

You must be present to submit a ballot.

We will have ballots outside after the service, for those not comfortable with gathering.

 

Alse we need your feedback on the Pastoral Search.

We've added a fillable form to the AG website:

https://www.agncww.com/pastoralsurvey

2021

February

12

This week:

Finalized the Board Nominations and sent out Nomination letters.
Heard from Moment Church (local FourSquare affiliate) who are interested in renting the east side of AG.

Informed District Superintendent Mowry we should be ready to discuss candidates soon, so we can get a spot on his calendar. 

 

Coming Up:

Feb 21 - All Church Meeting and Board Elections

2021

February

4

This week the AG Board has been working on:

    Boiler Repair Status 

   Options for the Rental properties 

   Structure of the AG organizational chart 

   Nominations for the board.

   Pastoral Candidate Characteristics (see attached survey - we need your help)

   Nursery options to supplement Children's Church

 

Coming Up:

   February 21 - All Church Meeting February & Board Elections

2021

January

3

We have been busy filling out our Pastoral Search Document provided by the District Superintendent.  The search document helps communicate the character of AG and our needs for a new pastor.

This week we tackled Strengths and Needs, trying to distill them down to our Top 3.
 
Strengths
   Our love and concern for each other as a congregational family
   Strong core group of families ready to Re-focus and Reach Walla Walla
   Dedicated leadership board and ministry leaders

Needs
   Becoming a Relevant Church that Reaches Next Generations
   Restructure Financial Resources
   Development of Ministry, Discipleship and Leadership Processes

January 17th Open Forum: Preparing for the Future
Submit your questions via email to the office (office@agncww.com) , or in the offering boxes before Monday Jan 11.  Pastor Bill and The AG Board will answer as many questions as possible in a live town hall format immediately after the Sunday Service  Due to Covid Rules, we can't "pass the mic" so it's important to get your questions submitted ahead of time.

2020

November

11

As we are settling into Fall in the Walla Walla Valley, we the AG Board have been busy with the following:

 

  • Preparing the sanctuary and foyer for return to Sunday AM live services.  

  • Implementing Live Streaming of Sunday service

 

Coming Up:

  • Scheduled to meet District Superintendent Mowry and a potential Interim Pastor via Zoom meeting on Nov 12.

  • Starting the 2021 budgeting process with the Finance team.

2020

October

20

The additional Board Members approved by election are:

  • Shane Miller

  • Carolyn Friesen

  • Tim Applebee

  • Briana Murphy

  • Michael Murphy

Retiring from the Board:  Jan Adams

Elected as Board Secretary:  Jacob Smith

 

To better reach the congregation with updates, we have added Auto-calling to the communication options.

 

Sunday, November 1

We will return to Sunday 10:15 AM services in the sanctuary.  We are very grateful to have Paul Hartwig filling in at the pulpit for November.  For those not comfortable with in-person services, we should have the live video stream available. 

2020

September

26

Nominees verified for Board election:

  • Shane Miller

  • Michael Murphy

  • Briana Murphy

  • Carolyn Friesen

  • Tim Applebee

 

Election to be held October 11 at the Sunday evening live service.  Those not attending the service can drop off their ballot between 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the AGNC parking lot.

 

Board approved a proposal to upgrade the broadcasting computer to enable live video streaming.

2020

September 

18

Amazing Grace’s transition to in-person worship gatherings is now underway!  Your leadership team is excited to be working on plans to start bringing us all together again for corporate worship.  Here is a brief summary of what’s coming our way:

 

September 20 through October 25
 

  • Creative Church  at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings (recorded online message as usual)

  • Creative Church LIVE at 6:00 p.m. Sunday evenings in the parking lot (or inside the church building if inclement weather)

  • Please remember to “self-screen” before attending, and please wear a mask!  Also, please bring your own chair for the outdoor service.

 

Beginning Sunday, September 20 

 

  • We will be meeting every Sunday evening through October 25.  This will be in addition to the online recorded message on Sunday mornings.  If the weather is good and the smoke is gone, we will meet outside in the parking lot.  However, if there is inclement weather and/or smoke, we will move the service into the church for that evening.  We will meet for sure, but the exact “where” of the meeting depends on the weather. 

  • We’re very excited about getting our in-person services going  – it will be so good to be with everyone again! 

  • We’re working hard to make sure we comply with all sanitation and health-related guidelines to ensure that we can continue meeting and that everyone who would like to participate feels safe and comfortable doing so.

 

Beginning Sunday, November 1

 

  • “Full Blown Church” at 10:15 in the church building on Sunday mornings. The plan is to move completely back to in-person worship gatherings on Sunday mornings at 10:15 in our church building. 

  • Our hope is to be able to livestream those services, and work has already begun on plans to make that happen.

2020

September 

14

We have met with David Mowry, our District Superintendent, and been given the District's guide for the Pastoral Search process.

 

We have chosen "Interim Pastor" as the path for us to start. Someone who lives in the area is selected to come for 2-5 days per week to maintain church operations, provide pastoral care, and preach. This is a maintenance and oversight role to keep things going until a new leader arrives. This can last 2-6 months, depending on the length of the search process.

 

We are in the process of the nominating additional board members to help with work that lies ahead.