This month I would like to invite Peace Members to attend the September Voters Meeting on Tuesday,
September 11. If you have not attended a Voters Meeting, I would strongly encourage you to attend one to help familiarize yourself with the Kingdom Business in our church.
As a voting member of Peace you probably have in your possession a Constitution and Bylaws document. New members are given this document with their New-Member packet, many existing members may have an old copy at home, or if you have misplaced your copy you may contact the church office for an updated one. Over the past two years, our Leadership and Voters have updated our existing Bylaws and the meeting on September 11, will finalize the current Bylaws for, most likely, some years to come.
As outlined in the Bylaws, Peace has three elected officers and nine boards that are chaired (also elected by the Voters). In addition, there is a Missions Ministry, Kitchen Ministry and a Salary Review Committee. Whew!! A lot of business going on in the Kingdom!
Voters Meetings are usually one to two hours long, and the part I like the best is hearing Staff and Board Reports. This is where Staff members and Board Chairs will highlight the goings on in their area of ministry. This is so informative! There is also a lot more opportunity to match faces with names. Article III)A)1 of our Bylaws state regular meetings shall be held six times each calendar year, so I am certain there is an opportunity for you to attend one (or more).
I would not be honest if I did not share with you that sometimes Voters Meetings can be challenging. There can be difficult decisions needing to be voted upon. However, as a Voting Member of Peace, I strongly encourage you to make an effort to attend these meetings. In fact, page 7 (Article II B) states it is our “privilege and duty” of being a member of Peace Lutheran Church!
Looking forward to seeing you at a future Voters Meeting!
Thankful to be of His service and yours,
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.