Offering has been better than anticipated in the last month. We continue to pray for the faithful giving of people to help us in ministry. We are about 12,000 behind at the end of the month. Allowing for a good month in December we anticipate about a 5,000 deficit as we close out 2018. Thanks to all for doing your part in supporting our offerings, which allow us to keep answering the call of Christ.
Resource Committee Update
Our new policy manual is prepared to be presented at the annual the meeting. Thanks to Joe for his hard work in organizing this significant document. We are looking for people with creative fund raising ideas and people excited and willing to become involved and a part of the resource committee in the coming year.
It has been a productive year of determining housing needs for our new intern. At this point the recommendation will be to rent a place with the encouragement that the church consider purchasing a home, at a later time, for the right reasons, if the right opportunity presents. (If the stars align).
A review of employee contracts is being undertaken to insure they are up to date.
Has completed the annual review for the past year.
We are looking for someone who would be willing and is capable to help us deal with expanding our publicity resources to the community. This may include things like a web design and upkeep of site, social media and utilizing email resources to connect to our membership. This could be done by a single person, or different people with different skills and interests.
A huge thanks goes out to Linda for her hard work on all of the special services and arrangements at Christmas. The beautiful backgrounds, bulletin covers, and other touches you add to our worship, and the community of our church are greatly appreciated.
A reminder to all council members and committees… Please get your annual reports into Linda by January 4, so that the Annual Report is ready to distribute for the AGM.
Lodge Christmas December 18 at 7:30
Sagewood Christmas December 20 at 6:30 All hands appreciated.
Christmas Eve Services at LoA 3:00 and 7:00
Christmas Day Service at 10:30
Christmas Dinner December 25 at 4:00.
Groceries still needed.
Please check the sign up sheet to offer time and/or groceries.
December 30 Pick your favorite Carol service
Andrew’s Good Meal for Annual Meeting will be January 27th with a Chili Cookoff, serving Wayne’s Famous Grey Cup Chili. Please bring your favorite chili or dessert to share. It will be followed by our rousing and exciting Annual Church Meeting.