Report from Our Congregational Meeting

Last Wednesday evening (November 20, 2019) the church met for our fourth and final congregational meeting for the year.

This was an important meeting for the church.

Here are the major items we discussed and executed:

First, the church extended a unanimous call to Adam Watson to serve as Worship Pastor. Adam has accepted our call and will begin service with us January 1, 2020. He will worship with us for the first time in this new capacity January 5, 2020. Adam will serve as part of our worship team, working alongside David Logan and Barry Carpenter and under the direction of Associate Pastor Jay Johnston who leads this team. We also have an Education Team led by Minister of Education Clif Smith.

Second, the church received and discussed the 2020 Proposed Budget of $6,900,000. The budget for the new year is a $200,000 increase over the 2019 budget. The church will vote on the 2020 budget the weekend of November 30-December 1. Our by-laws require that we a have meeting to discuss the budget without a vote (this past Wednesday) and a meeting to vote without discussion (Nov 30-Dec 1).

Third, the church affirmed deacons who will serve the two year period of 2020-2021. Included in this list are three new deacons (Sydney Gibbs, Charles Paradelas, and Daniel Roberts) who will be ordained in the weekend services January 4-5, 2020.

Finally, the church elected those members who will lead the various ministry teams of the church. These members help lead the church in carrying out our mission “To help people know and accept Jesus Christ and through Him to experience life-changing relationships.”

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