Getting Ready for the Annual Meeting – Sunday, Jan. 29 after Worship

As you probably know, each year all members and friends of Old First are invite to attend the Annual Meeting, this year on Sunday, Jan. 29.  We gather after worship for a pot luck luncheon, then hear from our leaders about the life and ministry of Old First. But more importantly, it’s also when we as a congregation make the important questions about the future ministry and fellowship of our church. Those who are members of the church will vote on new leaders, including a new Moderator,  Treasurer, and Community Life SLG Leader.  We will hear about the past year’s finances and approve a working budget for 2017.

There will be reports about the Capital Campaign – what your contributions have already accomplished and what still remains to be done.   And there will be resolutions to discuss, including one by the Outreach SLG, to create a separate outreach 501(c)3, as described earlier this year by SLG leader Stephen Wilhite – Serving More, the Old First Foundation. The new Discernment Task Force will also be introducing their work and its importance to us both as a congregation and individually.

In next week’s E-pistle, our Moderator, Larry Waddell, will provide a more expansive description of what to expect.  For now, mark your calendars for Sunday, Jan. 29.