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Annual Meeting

January 24, 2021, on Zoom
Immediately Following 10:00 am Worship
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Tentative Agenda

Call to Order (Bruce Reyes-Chow, Moderator)

Quorum (Lela Noble, Clerk of Session)

Opening Prayer (Bruce Reyes-Chow)

Receiving of Annual Report (Bruce Reyes-Chow)

Nominating Committee Report (Mary Alice Thornton):

  • MOTION 1: That Martha Losch be approved as an at-large member of the Nominating Committee for a 3-year term. (She will join members Greer Ellison and Joy Sleizer, with Mary Alice Thornton as Chair.)

  • MOTION 2: That Lee Merkle-Raymond be elected to serve on Session for the Class of 2022 to be installed during worship on February 14, 2021. (Lee will serve as Chair of the Finance Committee)

    About Lee: I am a long-term member of First Pres, joining in 1993 when Kathy and I were searching for a More Light congregation. After serving as church Treasurer for the past 6 years, I am rejoining Session as the Finance Elder. Over the years I have been very active in church leadership: as a Deacon for 7 years (1995-1998 and again 2005-2009), with a term as Finance Elder (1999-2002) in between. I have also enjoyed the role of auditor of the church financial statements. My home within the church has been the Family Covenant group, which started in 1998 when most of the families had one infant. After 20+ years of twice-monthly meetings, parenting study groups, and camping and ski trips, the parents still meet now that the “kids” are off at college and beyond. We have raised our two daughters at First Pres and they have had close relationships, especially with several “adopted grandparents”. I look forward to returning to Session to focus on some changes in the financial role now that Chyrise King has joined the staff.

Presentation and Approval of Terms of Pastor’s Call (Paul Jones presiding, Susan Phinney-Silver presenting) Access: Download 2021 Terms of Call

Presentation of Approved Budget (Susan Phinney-Silver)

Affirmations and Memorials

Adjournment and Closing Prayer

Annual Report Download