At our Congregational Meeting this year we will discuss vision, budgets, needs, calling, and God's will in our collective lives. We can will also reflect on how our Church has been and continues to be blessed with vibrant members, dedicated volunteers, unity, and growth.
In 2017 God has blessed us with:
- 3 babies born in our midst;
- 6 youth invited to participate in the Lord's Supper;
- 2 weddings;
- 5 baptisms
- 3 young adults graduating from High School;
- 3 Professions of Faith; and
- 1 new member.
We're looking forward to God's continued leading in new and exciting ways in 2018.
The congregational meeting is an opportunity for our Church to reflect on the last year, pray over and discuss new opportunities to serve God's kingdom in our community, and enjoy each others company.
Below is a draft agenda for the evening.
Due to the number of pages - a copy WILL NOT BE placed in each church mailbox. Later in the week a hard copy will be placed in the mailbox of a household that does not have email and a number of copies will also be left on the foyer table for those who prefer a hard copy.
Faith Community Church Council, 2017/18
DRAFT Congregational Meeting Agenda
Tuesday February 20th 2018, 7pm
Potluck starts at 6pm
Faith Community Church Mission Statement:
Faith Community Church exists to give God glory and to pray and work for the coming of his kingdom both in our neighbourhood and beyond.
Congregational Meeting Description:
Please note the following points regarding the purpose of the congregational meeting:
- Everyone’s opinion is valuable - we want to hear your ideas and concerns
According to the CRC Church Order – motions are made only for what is on the agenda.
Discussion, suggestions, and motions at a Congregational meeting are non-binding to Council, but are all important for Council’s consideration and action for the coming year.
In 2018 we will have a more informal format. We look forward to an interactive discussion following a shared meal.
Opening (Council Chair)
Review of 2017 AGM Minutes
Approval of 2017 AGM Minutes
Business Arising from the minutes
Report from Council
include values and Vision process
Committees’ and Ministries’ reports
Financial reports and presentation of Budget 2018
Children’s Worship - Inform / Discussion on Faith Formation.
There are concerns about Safe Church compliance during Storytime.
Children’s Worship Workshop concept - 10am church, 11, sunday school
Sunday School Times
Building and Renovation Committee Formation
Council commits to assisting the committee with Terms of Reference and guidelines on the work expected.
Approval of Financial Budget 2018.
Josiah and Sarah Bokma 2019 support
Faith Community Church has already committed to Josiah and Sarah Bokma for 2018.
- Ministry Reports and Additional Documents.