Plan to attend the February 5, 2017 Annual Congregational Meeting after the second service. Members will receive the 2016 year reports, elect new members for the Council of Ministers and other representatives, approve the 2017 budget, consider adopting the Racial Justice Statement, consider a proposal to amend our bylaws to expand our personnel committee, and hear of plans for our upcoming pastoral transition. Jim Pence, our succession planning consultant, will be with us to review his part in the process and answer questions. Childcare will be provided.
Racial Justice Statement Racial injustice continues to thrive in our country and communities. Our Christian response is to walk in solidarity with people of color, because standing silent sanctions continued violence. We recognize that those of us who are white, are intertwined in a network of unearned privilege. We, as a congregation, are compelled to advocate for racial justice. We invite other congregations to join together in expressing their commitments to live out our shared faith—active in love—in the struggle for equity and justice.