Itasca Ministerial Alliance October Meeting

The Itasca Ministerial Alliance met on October 1, 2022 at 10:00 at Third Day.

Those present were: Rose Handy, Third Day; Matt Dugan, Pastor of Central Baptist; James Bouldin, Bethlehem Baptist; Johnny Bates, Pastor of St. John Baptist; Denise Sawyer, Central Baptist;
Jessica Roberts, pastor of Methodist Church and Diane Barnes, Presbyterian.

Meeting was opened with prayer led by James Bouldin.

Financial report showed a balance of $1856.73. Two Itasca families were helped with bills during September. The Alliance also donated to Coats for Kids and Itasca Athletics. A thank
you note from First Presbyterian Hillsboro was read.

It was reported that approximately 30 students showed up for See You at the Pole.

Thanksgiving Dinner boxes will be given out again this year. We will encourage people to stay in their cars and let us bring the boxes to them, as we have done the past couple of years.
Distribution will be on November 19. A list of items for each box was handed out to each church present. Matt Dugan will check to see if we can buy turkeys in bulk again this year. We will also provide prayer if anyone needs it. This will be at the parking lot across from Third Day church and be from 9-11. A Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on November 20 at Third Day.

Under Church Reports:
Methodist Church will hold their annual Lord’s Acre on October 28. There will be a spaghetti dinner, auction, and raffle. Pastor Roberts announced that she will be leaving the Itasca church
on Nov. 1.

Diane shared that she is still teaching Bible study on Wednesdays and that she will be preaching
at the Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro the first 3 weeks of October.

Central Baptist is collecting for Operation Christmas Child. Ways we could better participate in
this program were discussed.

The City plans to hold a Trunk or Treat on the square and churches were encouraged to

The meeting was closed with prayer led by Johnny Bates.

Diane Barnes, Secretary
Rose Handy, President