Please plan to attend the annual meeting, which will be held after the church service on January 29th, once everyone has a chance to pick up some coffee hour goodies. Childcare during the annual meeting will be provided by the confirmation class in the nursery.
Our agenda this year will begin with the final approval of the new constitution, which will go into effect immediately upon approval. The constitution has some additional changes which are required by the national church body. They impact only the asterisked sections, which congregations cannot change, plus one brief rephrasing, since the term “ordained minister” is no longer used in the constitution. The constitution is on our website, with the changed text highlighted. If you have any questions regarding the changed text, please contact Edie Vrooman or Mary Howarth.
The other major items of business will be announcing the Board election results, selecting members for the next Nominating Committee and voting members for the SE Michigan Synod Assembly, presentation of the annual Board reports, and discussion and approval of the 2017 Budget. There will also be an opportunity for church members to bring up new business.