2019 Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, January 27, 2019
- Beginning with a Chili Cook-Off Potluck in the Fellowship Hall.
- Approve 2019 Budget
- Approve an amendment to the Bylaws for the congregational members to vote on the hiring of ALL pastoral staff members.
All members of Grace are invited and encouraged to gather together for the 2019 Annual Congregational Meeting which will begin at 12 Noon in the Fellowship Hall with a Chili Cook-Off Potluck. This will be followed by our business meeting to approve the 2019 Proposed Budget and approve an amendment to the Bylaws stating that all pastoral staff members are hired by a vote of the congregation.
The 2019 Proposed Budget and Bylaw Amendment will be available in the narthex to members of the congregation on Sunday, January 20th as required by Grace’s Bylaws (B3. Congregational Meetings). The 2018 Annual Report will also be available at that time.
9:30 to 10:30 AM in Room. Children’s Sunday School meets in room 8 for their lesson and activities. This year’s themes is Guided by God’s Promises. Our Sunday School children enjoy listening to Bible stories, making great crafts, participating in community projects and playing handbells. Please come and join us!
9:30 to 10:30 AM Room 7. Confirmation class for middle school students: this year the confirmation class will be studying Luther’s Small Catechism (teaching manual), going in-depth on the foundational teachings of Christian faith.” This class is taught by Pastor Madsen
9:30 to 10:30 AM Room 11. High school is with Leticia Wilson and Luke Kelly focusing on various service projects.
9:30 to 10:30 AM Room 5. Join us through a series beginning with the Book of Galatians and going through the Book of Titus, followed by a study in the Smaller Prophets. This study meets in room 5 and is taught by Albert Guerrero .
9:30 to 10:30 AM Room 6. Join us for in-depth study of the Acts of the Apostles. This study meets in room 6 and is taught by Mike Paterson.
Grace Around The World |China Service Ventures
The mission of China Service Ventures is to improve the quality of life for the rural poor in Henan, China. We give witness to the Gospel through Jesus' words: "Not to be served, but to serve."
China Service Ventures has identified opportunities for service in the areas of education, community, health, and good news. We call those areas our "service ventures." Within our ventures we operate several different programs, including caring for poor children by providing scholarship money for schooling; providing summer camps that allow campers and counselors to connect and grow together; sending ESL teachers to provide English training and develop meaningful relationships; and providing programs for children whose parents have to leave them at home while they go to larger towns for work.
Find out more about China Service Ventures at https://www.chinaserviceventures.org/.