MYRTLE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH 5920 Lillian Highway, Pensacola, FL 32506 - 850-455-7389 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING ON November 14, 2012   The regular business meeting was held on November 14, 2012 at 6:00pm.  The meeting was held in the worship center and was opened in prayer.  CLERK’S BUSINESS:  Bonnie Quinley presented the minutes of the October 17, 2012, Regular Business Meeting as printed in the November Business Meeting package.  Motion to approve by Dave Keighley and seconded by Aldopho DeMontalvo.  APPROVED by show of hands. Requests for letters of church membership:  For October From:  Ferry Pass Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida, for the letters of James & Florence Gardner. From:  Murdock Baptist Church, Port Charlotte, Florida, for letter of Cara Brown. Motion to approve by Burt Lampley and seconded by Ron Lowe.  APPROVED by show of hands. New Members to be approved:  For October Profession of Faith:  None Statement:  None Letter: None   TREASURER’S REPORT: Comment:  Dave Keighley:  The only thing that I think is remarkable about the summary page is for the month we had revenue of $65,917.00.  We had expenses of $71,355.00.  So that put us at a deficit of $5,438.00.  It is unusual that we have that kind of deficit at this time.  If you look on down, you will see year-to-date, we have had a deficit of $25,560.00.  So, for the month of October, $5,000 of that deficit came from the month of October.  That hurts us that we are not getting enough revenue to cover our monthly expenses.  However, the good news is that we do have in our checking account $27,000.00.  It is not like we broke the bank yet, but you know it is a little concerning that we are running that close.  Again, we bathe this in prayer and hope that folks are able to give more throughout the rest of this year and we will get through this.  Dave Keighley presented the Financial Report for October as printed in the November Business Meeting package. Motion to approve by Morgan Miller and seconded by Aldopho DeMontalvo.  APPROVED by show of hands.  Adoption of 2013 Church Budget (Secret Ballot):  We had our question and answer session last Wednesday.  Everyone had an opportunity to make comments this week, so we are asking that you vote.  Comment:  Kevin Simmons:  The ballots are moving around.  If you don’t have one, raise your hand.  If you need more, Adolpho will bring them by.  As Dave said there was opportunity for questions and answers.  I think it was on the 7th.  Your deacons have met with the Finance Committee and had an opportunity to question them and talk to them about the process involved.  There were no objections from any of the deacons who met with the committee.  You have before you the budget.  As Dave said there will be no questions right now, we are just going to take the vote.  If you have had the opportunity to mark your ballots, pass them to the aisle.  Comment:  Adolpho DeMontalvo:  There was a question about other members that are present right now throughout the church who need the opportunity to vote.  Do we need to reach them for the vote?  Reply:  Kevin Simmons:  We can take some ballots over to them and bring them back here.  Are we talking about the youth that are members?  Answer:  Members with the children’s choir and the nursery.  Comment:  Kevin Simmons:  What we will do is have Adolpho and Chris to take those ballots to the members.  The approval is by simple majority. They will go off and count them up and, hopefully, get back to us before the end of the meeting with the results.  The budget for 2013 was approved by secret ballot: Seventy-one (71) voted to approve and two (2) to disapprove.  APPROVED by 97.3% COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None OLD BUSINESS:  None NEW BUSINESS:  Barbara Thorsen presented a recommendation from the WMU for the Lottie Moon Christmas offering goal in the amount of $10,000.00. Motion seconded by Matt Mandrell.   APPROVED by show of hands.  Question:  Kevin Simmons:  How does that compare to last year?  Answer:  Barbara Thorsen:  We had $12,000.00 last year, but really what we are doing is we didn’t want to use the $12,000.00 since the youth are doing what they are doing.  I know a lot of people are giving into that.  We have had it at $10,000.00 at different times so I thought this was a good amount.  It will all come from our church, but the thing is a lot of people are trying to give to the youth.  Then we are going to have them try to give to this. Answer:  Kevin Simmons:  It will all go to the same place and come from the church. ANNOUNCEMENTS:  1.  Youth yard sale this weekend.  I believe they are still taking donations if you have something.  Bring that to the church before Saturday to give them an opportunity to price the items.  2. On December 1st, the youth are having a movie night.  It starts at 5pm – 8pm.  They are selling food.  Again this is another fund raiser. 3. On December 2nd, Sunday night, they are having a dinner for international missions.  You need to reserve your spot for that.   I would say call Jeremy or the church office to work on getting your spot reserved for that.  4. I believe that same night December 2nd there is going to be an ordination for Craig Bonelli.  That will be a great thing for Craig in his ministry.  It affords him a lot of opportunities with the Foreign Mission Board.    ADJOURNMENT: Motion to adjourn Ron Lowe and seconded by Court Guerin.  APPROVED by show of hands. ___________________________ ______________________________  Bonnie Quinley, Church Clerk                 Kevin Simmons, Moderator