Sunday night is our Annual General Meeting. As a non-profit society, a church is required by law to have a membership and to have a yearly meeting to allow membership to review fiscal information, vote on directors, and hear about the direction of the organization. As a church, it’s a great excuse to get together to celebrate what God has been doing in our midst, to reaffirm our unity under Christ, and to participate in discerning the direction and purposes of God for us.
This year’s meeting will be at 6 pm on March 1. In past years we have sometimes met early for a potluck. This year we’ll simply aim to start on time, but with the promise of donuts and coffee. In order to encourage our members with children to come out, we will have a staffed nursery as well as workers to oversee the older kids in the chapel. There are youth that are fundraising for missions trips and they are more than happy to help us out in the childcare department. So aim to come!
We are also voting to fill two positions on our church board. Martin Weilmeier and David Shaw have served faithfully. Martin has finished two terms on the board and is obligated to sit a year before allowing his name to be nominated again. Martin has served with enthusiasm and has been an integral part of our leadership team for 6 years. Not only has he added his voice to the major decisions of the church over the years, he continues to serve faithfully in the tech department, updating our website and recording our services. David Shaw has also served with enthusiasm and thoughtfulness, helping significantly with the initial designs of our building, co-chairing our search committee in the recent pastoral transition, and running both an usher team and a set-up team for years. We want to publically thank David and Martin for their tremendous contributions.
There are four people who have let their names stand for nomination, all members in good standing, all faithful servants and workers in the kingdom. These four people are Celena Titterington, Arte Overby, Colleen Bauman, and Kelly Airth. I want to thank them in advance for prayerfully considering (perhaps even with fear and trembling!) being a part of the process. May God bless you for it.