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Minutes of the Co-ordinating Committee Meeting held in
The Salvation Army Hall, on Wednesday, 9 September at 7:30 pm

Purpose of Meeting: A forum for ‘communion’ and communication between PACT churches, PACT organisations and local Christians, to facilitate events aimed at increasing opportunities for joint worship, witness and work between PACT churches.

Present: Will Hughes (Chair), Paula Hudson (Secretary), David Barton, John Callaghan, Max Cross, Rosemary Davies, Emma Dean, Brian Edwards, Peter Hollins, David Rice, Richard Saunders, John Studd, Christine Tully, Lindy Young.

1. Introduction: Rev Will Hughes opened the meeting with thoughts on the Feeding of the 5000 and with prayer.

2. Apologies for absence: Received from Caroline Barton, Hilary Bonney, Helen Mason, Simon Mason, Linda Read.

3. Additional items for discussion. The following requested items to be added:

(i) Christian Aid Chair
(ii) Carols on the Square
(iii) Petersfield Herald
(iv) Petersfield Post
(v) Chaplaincy

4. Minutes for last meeting (20.6.15): Minutes agreed – signed by Chair.

5. Matters Arising:

At the moment food packs are standardised but they would like to make them specific to the recipient (eg families and single people need different provision.) He said very large packs unusable as packs can’t be split (eg pack of 480 tea bags.) PACT reps asked to be kept updated on what stores needed and what overstocked, and also about referral agencies and numbers referred. David said once handover is complete they will be reviewing referral agencies. August is usually quiet but 2 families were helped last week. Needs tend to increase approaching winter.

Will expressed appreciation to the Foodbank helpers and committee.

6. Report on events since last meeting:

7. Accounts: Christine Tully, Treasurer, said Foodbank Bank Account not yet set up – it would be good to separate the accounts before the end of the PACT Financial Year(30th Sept) if possible. It requires a letter from the Foodbank, which David Rice undertook to supply. The re-usable shelving in item 5. above cost £500-£600, which was covered by available funds.

8. Chairman’s items

9. Any Other Business

Future dates and events:

2015

   
Sunday 27 September 3:00 pm Ecumenical Tea
Wednesday 18 November 7.30 pm  Confirm Christmas Carols and new Chair and Vice Chair, set dates for next year

2016

   
Wednesday 13 January   PACT AGM
Sunday 18 January   Induction of new Chair at Service for Christian Unity
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