TABLE OF CONTENTS

Agenda, Annual Meeting Sunday School Report
Minutes of 2001 Annual Meeting Missionary Volunteers Report
Clerk's Report 2001 Financial Report
Pastor's Report 2002 Proposed Annual Budget

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ARENA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
2002 ANNUAL MEETING

Agenda

JANUARY 20, 2002

ORDER OF BUSINESS

Call to Order and Opening Prayer by Governing Board President, Steve Wilkinson

Reading of the Minutes from the 2001 Annual Meeting by Clerk, Colleen Wahl Johnson

Reports of the Church:

    Clerks Report - Colleen Wahl Johnson

    Church Financial Report - LaVerne Sneath

    Pastors Report - Pastor Shultz

    Sunday School Report - Karen Wilkinson

    Volunteer Missionary Society Report - Vivian Dodge

Presentation of 2002 Budget

Old Business:

New Business:

Elections:

Governing Board Members:

A three year term to replace Steve Wilkinson

A three year term to replace Joyce Reimann

Sunday School Supt. to replace Karen Wilkinson

Choir Director to replace Judi Salava

Church Secretary to replace Steve Wilkinson

Head Ushers to replace Bob Reimann, John Reimann, and LaVerne Sneath

Any other New Business

Adjournment and Closing Prayer

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Arena Congregational Church
Minutes of Annual Meeting

January 21, 2001

The meeting was called to order at 12:30 p.m. by Board President, Steve Wilkinson.

Opening prayer by Steve Wilkinson.

Minutes of the 2000 annual meeting were read by Colleen Wahl-Johnson.

Motion by Judi Salava to approve the minutes as presented.

Second by Joyce Reimann. Motion carried.

Financial and Business Reports

Clerks Report - was read by Colleen Wahl Johnson.

Motion to approve by LaVerne Sneath with the addition of the words and community members to the last paragraph regarding funerals. Corrected statement is; with lunch served by the church volunteers and community members.

Second by Vivian Dodge. Motion carried.

Church Financial Report- was read by LaVerne Sneath.

Motion to approve by Judi Salava. Second by Karen Wilkinson. Motion carried.

Sunday School Report- was read by members.

Motion to approve by Emma Abplanalp. Second by Darlene Mellom. Motion carried.

Volunteer-Missionary Society Report- was read by members.

Motion to approve by Emma Abplanalp with the addition of Orielle Stanley funeral on January 19, 2000. Second by Darlene Mellom. Motion carried.

Budget Report was presented LaVerne Sneath.

Motion to approve by Judi Salava. Second by Bob Reimann Motion carried.

Old Business

  1. Bathroom repairs in the main bathroom at the parsonage have been completed.
  2. The blower on the wood stove at the parsonage needs to be replaced.
  3. Fellowship Room - The east side of the building needs to be painted in the spring.

New Business:

  1. Board Member Terms

Motion by Joyce Reimann to reduce the number of board members to five to begin in the year 2001. Second by Ryan Wilkinson. Motion carried.

  1. Nomination of Steve Wilkinson for Governing Board by Joyce Reimann.
Motion by John Reimann to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Steve Wilkinson to serve one year to finish out Joe Salava term. Second by Judi Salava. Motion carried.

Other Positions:

Sunday School Superintendent - Karen Wilkinson

Steve Wilkinson nominated Karen Wilkinson. Motion by Stephanie Reimann to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Karen Wilkinson. Second by John Reimann. Motion carried.

Choir Director- Judi Salava

Nomination by Karen Wilkinson to have Judi Salava serve as choir director. Motion by Emma Abplanalp to close the nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Judi Second by Stephanie Reimann. Motion carded.

Church Secretary- Steve Wilkinson

Nomination by Stephanie Reimann to have Steve continue as church secretary. Motion by Joyce Reimann to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Steve. Second by Bob Reimann. Motion carried.

Head Ushers- Bob Reimann, John Reimann, LaVerne Sneath

Motion by Steve Wilkinson to have Bob Reimann1 John Reimann and LaVerne Sneath continue as ushers. Second by Judi Salava. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn the meeting by John Reimann. Second by Colleen Wahl Johnson. Motion carried.

Steve Wilkinson closed the meeting with prayer.

Respectfully submitted,

Colleen Wahl Johnson, Clerk

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Arena Congregational Church
Clerks Annual Report for 2001

The Governing board of the Arena Congregational Church had 12 regular meetings, 2 special meetings and 4 special Congregational meetings.

Board and Officers for the year of 2001

Name and Office Date Term Expires End of:
Steve Wilkinson, President  2001
Joyce Reimann. Vice President

 2001

Colleen Wahl Johnson, Clerk  2002
LaVerne Sneath, Treasurer  2002
Vivian Dodge, Financial Secretary  2002

Actions of the Governing Board:

-Met with Rev. Leslie Shultz about serving as the Pastor.

-Recommended Rev. Leslie Shultz to the congregation for Pastor.

-Scheduled a Maundy Thursday service including a chili dump.

-Sponsored a Good Friday service.

-Purchased a dehumidifier for the church basement.

-Approved revised wedding policies.

-The funerals of Torn Homburg, Frances Reeve, and Carol Baker were held at the church with lunch being served after the funeral of Carol Baker.

-Accepted the transfer of memberships for Pastor Leslie Shultz, Helga Shultz, James Favreau, Susan Favreau, and Ray Johnson.

-Purchased a new tape deck for the sound system.

-Sponsored a monthly men's breakfast.

-Surveyed the damage of the kitchen carpet due to heavy rains on Aug. 1-2.

-Participated in the WNWC Share-a-thorn

-Invited the Gideon's to share their work.

-Scheduled Thanksgiving Eve, and Christmas Eve, services.

-Received prices on replacing the kitchen flooring and eaves troughs.

-Began work on a church covenant.

-Approved the wedding of Tiffany Baker and Shawn Hanna on 7/20/02

-Delivered food care packages to Ed Winch and the Del a Cruz families.

-Approved the use of the church for a wedding vows renewal service for Rita and David Keister on August, 31, 2002.

-Provided Christmas gifts to Pastor and Helga Shultz and Marie Bryant.

-Set the annual meeting date for January 20, 2002.

Respectfully submitted,

Colleen Wahl Johnson, Clerk

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PASTOR'S REPORT

In 2001 I provided pulpit supply from January 14 through February 11. I officially began my tenure as your pastor on February 11, 2001. In 2001, I officiated at 7 funerals (only one was a member funeral, most were out of town), and 1 wedding.

I preached approximately 52 sermons for Sunday Worship, Lent, and Christmas. A Maundy Thursday evening potluck supper and candlelight communion service was held on April 12. On the evening of April 13, we had a joint Good Friday Service with the Arena Bible Church. A Thanksgiving Eve service was held on November 22. I conducted 12 worship services at Greenway Manor. I attended an Alban Institute workshop at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, "Leading a Congregation Through Change," at my own expense.

I attended Clergy meetings of both the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference and the Wisconsin Conference of Congregational Christian Churches Ministerial Association. These meetings provide a forum for exchanging ideas, and some opportunities for informal continuing education.

A number of calls were made to hospitals, nursing homes, and in homes of members, friends, and those in need.

The weekly Bible Study has been resumed and is being offered on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hail. Currently, we are studying the book of Acts. Leadership of the Bible Study rotates between the persons attending who accept the responsibility. The Men's Fellowship has been reactivated and meets for a breakfast meeting at 7:00 a.m., on the second Saturday of the month. It is a small but friendly group who, it must be admitted, arc excellent cooks, at least for breakfast.

In 2001 we received three new members into fellowship, two of which were returning to us after having moved back to Arena.

All-in-all, it has been an exciting and productive year. I am proud to serve as your pastor. I am very grateful for your love, cooperation, support and encouragement. Together, and with the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can accomplish great things for Christ.

Respectfully submitted.

Leslie R, Shultz II, Pastor, Arena Congregational Church

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Sunday School
Annual Report for 2001

Sunday School classes for the children have been held each Sunday during the last portion of the morning worship service. Sunday school curriculum by One Room Sunday School is currently being used. Songs, stories and activities teaching them about how children can pray, and the themes of Hope!, and Touched by Jesus! have been the years agenda.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen Wilkinson, Sunday School Superintendent

Sunday School Fund
Annual Report 2001Table

Balance on Hand, January 1, 2002

$601.24

Receipts:

CD Interest

$16.50

Total Receipts

$16.50

Disbursements

Sunday School Materials

$129.15

Total Disbursements

$129.15

Balance on Hand, December 31, 2001

$488.59

Sunday School CD #19787

$300.00

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VOLUNTEERS 2002 Annual Report

The Volunteer-Missionary Society of the Arena Congregational Church met regularly on the first Wednesday of the month in the church fellowship room at 1:30 p.m. There are fifteen members on the roll call with an average attendance of seven.

Our officers are: President - Emma Abplanalp, Vice President - Marion Sanford, Secretary - Vivian Dodge, Treasurer - Clara Harrop, Sunshine - Darlene Mellom, Lunch Committee - Clara Harrop, Darlene Mellom, and Vivian Dodge.

One month we have a devotion given by a member and the next month we have an activity; such as making lap robes, bags for wheelchairs and walkers for shut ins and nursing homes. We also make baby quilts for newborns. One month we gave the church kitchen a thorough cleaning. A volunteer donated the flowers for the three outside planters and with help planted them.

Money donations of $100.00 each were given to the Salvation Army and Madison Rescue Mission

We served lunch after member, Carol Bakers funeral with the help of family, friends and others.

In July we enjoyed a potluck dinner at church and had a fun time after. In October we went on an outing to Leystras for lunch and then to visit Ski Hi Orchard.

Visitation is done regularly to shut ins in Nursing homes and at home. We also keep in touch by cards and phone calls.

In December we purchased and delivered poinsettia plants to Irene Baker, Doris Davis, Harriet Roberts, Harriet Walter, Alice Linley, Carrie Nelson, Ed Winch and Hugh Roberts.

We strive to give a helping hand in His name.

Submitted by,

Vivian Dodge, Secretary

Volunteer-Missionary Society
Annual Report 2001

Balance on Hand January 1, 2001 $563.72
Receipts:
   1. Regular Meeting $129.00
   2. Funerals, Carol Baker $100.00
   3. Donations $75.00

Total Receipts

$304.00
Disbursements:
   1. Rescue Mission $100.00
   2. Salvation Army $100.00
   3. Christmas Plants for Shut-ins $23.65
   4. Material for Lap Robes $45.72
   5. Kitchen and Bathroom Supplies $32.33
   6. Misc. $9.20

Total Disbursements:

$310.96
Balance on Hand, January 1, 2002 $556.76

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Arena Congregational Church
Financial Report
December 31, 2001

GENERAL FUND
Beginning Balance $3,385.44
Receipts
AM Collections $18,933.00
Other
Total Receipts $18,933.00
Disbursements
   Salary $7,350.00
   Honorariums $600.00
   Heat $1,975.45
   Electricity $286.23
   Water/Sewer $549.73
   Telephone $486.76
   Insurance $1,694.50
   Office Supplies $1,086.85
   Books/Etc. $0.00
   Piano $1,940.00
   Piano Tuning $63.16
   Other $366.75
Total Disbursements $16,398.83
Balance on Hand $5,919.81
BUILDING FUND
Beginning Balance $2,240.19
Receipts
   AM Collections $2,140.13
   Other $0.00
Total Receipts $2,140.13
Disbursements
   Purchased Equipment
   Repairs/Maintenance
   Church $360.75
   Parsonage
   Other
Total Disbursements $360.75
Balance on Hand $4,019.57
BENEVOLENCE FUND
Beginning Balance $2,229.75
Receipts
   AM Collections $2,801.00
   Special Offerings
   Local Missions
Total Receipts $2,801.00
Disbursements
   MMM $600.00
   CCCC $300.00
   Food Pantry $725.00
   Youth for Christ $600.00
   Other $1,150.00
Total Disbursements $3,375.00
Balance on Hand $1,655.75
MEMORIAL FUND
Beginning Balance $0.00
Receipts $0.00
Total Receipts $0.00
Disbursements $0.00
Total Disbursements $0.00
Balance on Hand $0.00
SUMMARY OF FUNDS
   General Fund $5,919.61
   Building Fund $4,019.57
   Benevolence Fund $1,655.75
   Memorial Fund $0.00
Balance in Checkbook $11,594.93

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Arena Congregational Church
Proposed Budget
General Fund, 2002-2003

Proposed 2001 Actual 2001 Proposed 2002
Receipts, General Fund $16,000.00 $18,136.00 $18,300.00
Expenditures
   Salary $7,800.00 $7,350.00 $9,100.00
   Heat $2,000.00 $2,011.00 $2,100.00
   Electricity $400.00 $288.00 $300.00
   Telephone $500.00 $490.00 $500.00
   Water/Sewer $600.00 $550.00 $600.00
   Insurance $1,600.00 $1,750.00 $2,000.00
   Honorariums $500.00 $600.00 $500.00
   Office Supplies $500.00 $1,065.00 $600.00
   Books/Etc. $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
   Piano $1,875.00 $1,920.00 $2,200.00
   Other $600.00 $430.00 $500.00
Totals $16,275.00 $16,454.00 $18,300.00
Other Expenditures for 2001
Forest Tax $107.84
PO Box Rent $50.00
Communion Set $39.00
Tape Deck $169.91
Piano Tuning $63.16
Total $429.91

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