The Annual Meeting will follow worship on Sun. Jan. 24th, approx. 11:45 AM. Reports on 2015 from the Clerk, Pastor, Worship & Education, Fellowship & Care, Property, Finance & Personnel, Mission will be presented. After hearing the 2015 Financial Reports, the congregation will vote on adopting a 2016 Annual Operating Budget. Representatives for the 2016 Nominating Committee will also be elected. Elder John Folmer will moderate the meeting.
For Race Relations Sunday Jan. 17 on Martin Luther King holiday weekend, the sermon will be on “Black Lives Matter.” Last year the United Church of Christ denomination issued a Pastoral Letter after several churches had banners vandalized or defaced proclaiming “Black Lives Matter.” The theological position of joining in this social justice proclamation will be explored. Video will be audio of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. reading his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” with photos of the Civil Rights Movement. Adult Choir will sing the spiritual “Down to the River to Pray.”