This Sunday we will be having a congregational meeting to vote on our yearly budget and also to discuss elder care districts.
Because we will be having this meeting, our worship time and Love Feast will all be wrapped into one hour. The message will be a variation on a homily from a few Christmases ago. It sets the stage for the following two weeks where we will take a deeper look into Philippians 2:1-11. The two sections of these verses are potent and packed with so much insight on how we are to live as people united in faith. While shorter, this week’s message will hopefully serve as a catalyst for thoughtful preparation for the next few weeks.
This is a very rare thing that we need to meet and discuss “business” in a meeting. We still want visitors to know they are welcome and valued. I ask each of you to take Love Feast as an opportunity to talk with people who are newer or there for the first time. It might seem a bit odd to them that we are shortening things and we don’t want this meeting to come off as some sort of “exclusive club” type of thing.
But there are certain things we need to vote on as a congregation and legally speaking, those who are official members of the church are the only ones who may vote on them.
Let me stress! If you are not a member on “paper” this does not mean you are not considered part of the family. It’s just one of those things.
If this message makes you curious about officially joining the church, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
If you wouldn’t mind praying that our abbreviated service still be a welcoming time for newer folks, that would be awesome.
Also please start praying now that our discussion is profitable and productive.
Members will receive a copy of the budget in their email by Friday afternoon. Please prepare any questions you might have. We aim to answer them all as clearly and transparently as possible.