February Meeting Summary

Our February 17th Council meeting opened with prayer while we remembered those close to us who are dealing with loss. We received the news of Irma Webb’s sudden death, remembered her impact within our community, and extended our caring thoughts to Paul, their family and friends.

Our agenda focused on finalizing plans for the February 28th Annual Meeting (11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m). We hope to see you there! While acknowledging our accomplishments during 2015, we will begin our conversations to focus on where the Spirit is leading us through 2016 and into our future. Come and join this first step in our important work and journey as a Congregation. Snacks will be served prior to the meeting and child care is planned.

Council received an update on the Starter Team’s work to date, and provided helpful input to some of the components along our Transition Planning Timepath. Have you read the short introduction to that in my Council News report in the February Harcourt Herald?

Council plans to host the Chairs of committees/teams at our April 20th meeting, providing an opportunity to share information and look ahead. This is advance notice for your calendar. More details will follow.

Finally, we encourage you to come to the 2016 Budget Information session in the Chapel after today’s service. It is a chance to listen, ask questions, and reflect prior to the Annual Meeting.

With faith and hope,

Lorraine Holding

Chair of Council