Annual Congregational Meeting


The Church Council of UCCEG is requesting your attendance at our Annual Congregational Meeting
 

  When:    Sunday January 30th 2022 @ 11:00 AM approx.

  Where:  After worship in our sanctuary or by Zoom
 

Purpose of the meeting:    Discussion of the works of the church, leadership and financial situation of our Church and Congregation looking forward to the 2022 church year after 2 years of change and upheaval. Votes will be held to elect new Church Council Members and to accept the Proposed Budget for the coming year.
 

The Church Council would like to announce that the 2021-2022 Annual General Meeting of UCC East Goshen will be held as above. We ask your flexibility and patience as we determine how best to proceed with the meeting (In Person vs Online) but expect some element of both to be required. Appropriate links and further details will be circulated ASAP but please note the date in your diary. Paper copies of the Annual Report will be available in advance and we expect the Annual Report to be available electronically as it was last year.
 

As was discussed at the Extraordinary General Meeting in November there are important issues to discuss and we require Quorum (25% of our listed members) for votes to be held to Elect Council Members and to accept the Proposed Budget for the next year. Please ensure that you can attend or make arrangements to provide details of a Proxy to vote in your place.


Nominations for Church Council for 2022

 

The Nominating Committee is still looking for members to continue working to present a full slate of candidates for all Council Positions at the Annual General Meeting. We are looking to present a balanced list of candidates taking into account experience and enthusiasm! If you are interested in standing for Council in 2022, or think you know someone who would be a good fit, please do contact the chair of the Nominating Committee, Lucy Barber. We are very happy to chat with you about how you can share your time and talents with the church in these or many other roles!

 

We are especially interested in Candidates to fill the following roles:

 

Vice President of Council - the primary responsibility of the Vice President is to Assist and Support the President of Council and all Committee chairs in seeing that the long-range goals of the church are carried out. Also responsible for the Nominating Committee and has been chairing meetings of the Church Fundraising Team through 2021. Vice President has a vote in Council Decisions and attends the monthly Church Council meetings and monthly Financial Team Meetings.

 

Secretary of Council - responsible for the recording of minutes of the Church Council and congregational meetings and their maintenance. Secretary has a vote in Council Decisions and attends the monthly Church Council meetings.

 

Chair of the Christian Education Committee  - concerned with the educational ministry of the church in matters such as church school and adult education. As we look to re-engage with our young people and all members safely after the Pandemic, we need your energy and ideas to help them. The Chair of the Committee reports to Council and has a vote in Council Decisions and attends the monthly Church Council meetings, plus runs the meetings and activities of the committee.

 

Chair of the Growth Committee – concerned with church membership, communication with the Church Council and assisting the Pastor with supporting our membership. Also works to spread the name and works of our church in the community to invite new visitors and members. A definite need in our community as we breathe anew after the Pandemic! The Chair of the Committee reports to Council and has a vote in Council Decisions and attends the monthly Church Council meetings, plus runs the meetings and activities of the committee.

 

Chair of the Building and Grounds Committee – one of our most active Committees with several committed members, this Committee is concerned with the care and custody of the property and equipment belonging to the church in matters such as property improvement, maintenance, equipment, inventory and long-range
planning. The Chair of the Committee reports to Council and has a vote in Council Decisions and attends the
monthly Church Council meetings, plus runs the meetings and activities of the committee.