AT OUR QUARTERLY Congregational Meeting, the following items were reported and discussed.
Financial Reports: Due to a very strong quarter in giving, it was reported that both the General Fund and the Missions Fund finished the calendar year with a positive working balance. The General Fund had a net income of $20,000 and the Missions Fund a net income of $10,000. We are grateful for God’s provision and the faithful giving of our church family during this challenging time.
Executive Board Recommendations: The congregation was reminded that we will be voting on the revision to the Constitution and Bylaws at our upcoming April meeting. At the recommendation of the Executive Board, the congregation voted to accept the Special Rules for making amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. The congregation has until the end of February to submit in writing to the Bylaw Committee any amendments they would like to propose to the Constitution and Bylaws. This is to provide ample opportunity for discussion over the proposed amendments. The motion carried.
New Members: Virginia “Gini” Draughon and Cynthia Phippen were welcomed in as new members.
Ministry Reports: The following Ministry Reports were given:
- David Rucquoi gave an update on volunteer opportunities with Amirah, a long-term safe home for women who have survived prostitution and sex-trafficking.
- Leah O’Leary gave an update on HOW. Hands Open Wide continues to serve many clients during this difficult time and appreciation was shared for the support of the church family for this ministry.
- Sharan Crabtree reported on Children’s Ministry and gave an update on Bright Beginnings and their ability to still hold our pre-school despite the current pandemic. Sharan also announced that Children’s Church will begin on Sunday, February 7 during the morning service for children ages 4 to Grade 5.
- Matt Lloyd reported on our Student Ministry, both Middle and High School. They have been meeting weekly since this past fall.
We are grateful for our ministry leaders and for all the volunteers they represent. Together we share the love of Christ in tangible ways.