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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jan 6: Congregational Meeting

Dear Congregation,

There will be a Congregational Meeting on January 6th. On that Sunday, there will be only one church service at 10:30 AM.  Announcements will be skipped that Sunday, and the meeting will start promptly after the service. So please stay seated unless you need a treat and some coffee. The goal is to get finished in a timely manner so that lunch won't be too delayed for people who need nutrition on a regular schedule.

This meeting has a short agenda. We will vote on a constitutional amendment to formally institute email announcements for congregational meetings and to formally allow attendance and voting at Council meetings via electronic means. (The Shepherd constitution was written before these methods were available.) There will also be a budget up for discussion and vote.

In the early months of 2013, there will be a more informal congregational meeting where there will be ample time for discussion of other issues. The format will be more of a town hall. We all need good communication flow, so Council will be coming up with topics for that meeting. If there is anything specific you would like addressed, please don't hesitate to drop a line to Tammy or myself.

Thank you,

Lee Ann Bonacker