Paul Krepps and I are pleased to announce we are asking you to consider Tom Davis to join the elders. Tom is a godly man – we believe biblically qualified to serve as one of our elders.
He has a heart for God, his Word and for this church. He has been attending our elder meetings since August and already has been a wonderful contributor. Talk to Tom. Pray for him. Tom and Charmayne will share their testimonies next week in our service. We will ask you to vote on him as an elder at our annual congregational meeting.
We are also happy to nominate the following men to serve as deacons: Joe Hart, Graig Hayes, John Helmuth, Jan Peck, Matthew Price, Jim Rizzardi and Doug Troxell. It’s been awhile since we’ve had anyone officially serving in this office and it will be helpful to expand our leadership base. Again, speak with them – pray for them. You will be asked to vote on each one individually at the annual meeting as well.
Speaking of which, we will vote today on moving the annual meeting to February 9. If so approved we will host a potluck dinner right after the service and then conduct the business meeting. Sign up to bring a dish to pass. True we will review last year expenses and vote on a new budget, elect leaders, etc. but its much more than a “business” meeting to me. It’s more like a congregational meeting where we as a church family meet to talk, pray and make decisions that impact the life and ministry of HBC. The proposed budget will be made available next Sunday. Special thanks goes to John Helmuth and the finance team.