Budget Planning Discussion – Adult Forum, Sunday, January 20, 2019

Do plan to attend the Budget Planning Discussion which will be the focus of the Adult Forum on Sunday, January 20, 2019.  This precedes the Annual Meeting of the Congregation which will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

At the January 6 Congregational Meeting, there was a unanimous vote to proceed with the building remodel and new HVAC system.  Budget plans for the project will be discussed at the Annual Meeting.

At the Annual Meeting, the Congregation is being asked to ratify a change to our constitution changing the name of the Evangelism Committee to the Outreach and Hospitality Committee. This change was approved by a majority vote at the January 6 congregational meeting. Since this involves a constitutional change, this decision will need to be ratified by a 2/3 majority vote at the Annual Meeting. The Evangelism Committee and Congregation Council recommended making the name change after receiving much feedback about the committee’s current name and reviewing other ELCA model Constitutions. We believe that the proposed change is in keeping with the committee’s continuing resolution, more accurately reflects the work of the committee, and connotes a more positive and modern interpretation of the committee’s purpose.