THE 1ST SUNDAY IN LENT
6 March 2022
Welcome! We extend a warm welcome to our guests, and invite you to sign the guest book at the back of the sanctuary. Unfortunately, however, we are not yet able to resume our after-service fellowship time in the Church Hall.
Online Services – An abbreviated version of today’s service will be recorded, and uploaded to YouTube. The link to the recorded service will be e-mailed out to those who have requested it. It can also be accessed from our this website. Due to the easing of pandemic restrictions, next Sunday (the 13th) is the last Sunday we will be making a recorded service available — unless new restrictions are imposed sometime in the future.
This Week in First Church:
– Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Bible study, by Zoom
– Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. – F&M Committee meeting, by Zoom
– Sunday, 13 March – Daylight Saving Time begins
– Sunday, 20 March – Deadline for submissions for the March Newsletter
Annual Meeting – Our Annual Meeting was held last Sunday, 27 February. The various reports in the Annual Report were adopted, as was the proposed budget for this year.
Keith Kelly and Lisa Sneesby were re-appointed to the Endowment Committee for a further 3-year term, and Brian Yeo was re-appointed a Congregational Trustee for a further 2-year term. Debbi Miles has allowed her 2-year term as a Trustee to expire, and we thank her for serving in that capacity for the past couple of years.
Following the routine portion of the meeting, a discussion was had on whether the Session should permit same-sex weddings to be held in our church (they are now permitted by the General Assembly of our church, but each Session has the right to set the policy for its own congregation). There wasn’t much discussion, but when an “advisory vote” was taken, the results were four “yes” votes and thirteen “no” votes. The Session will take this into consideration when it finalizes its policy for weddings.
Full announcements here