This Week in First Church:
– Feb. 10, following the service – Lunch, followed by the Annual Meeting
– Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Bible study, at Gwen’s home
– Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. – Finance & Maintenance Committee meeting
– Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast
– Wednesday, 20 February, 5:00 p.m. – Meal-in-a-Bowl Supper
– Sunday, 24 February – Deadline for returning ballotsI
Annual Meeting – Our congregation’s Annual Meeting will be held today (the 10th). We will have a lunch following the service, and the meeting will begin after the lunch, starting between 12:15 and 12:30. In the meeting, we will review the Annual Report, consider the proposed budget for 2019, appoint two people to serve as congregational Trustees, and appoint two people to serve on the Endowment Committee. In addition, we will consider two small amendments to the Constitution of the Endowment Fund; we will discuss whether to keep the annual Stewardship Visitation in the spring, or go back to having it in the fall; and we will discuss the future of the Robbie Burns Dinner. Hard copies of the Annual Report are available on the table at the south entrance for those who don’t have e-mail. Everyone else should’ve received their copy by e-mail last weekend. Many thanks to Lisa Sneesby for putting the Annual Report together, and to Gwen Henwood for printing the hard copies. Presbyterians Sharing – In the Annual Meeting today, we will decide on what amount we will accept as our allocation for Presbyterians Sharing for this year. Last year, we accepted an allocation of $3,000, and the Session is recommending that we accept the same amount this year. When we accept an allocation, we commit to donating that amount by the end of the year. Please see the annual Presbyterians Sharing brochure, which we are distributing today, for information on the ministries of our national church that our givings to Presbyterians Sharing support.