Hey Harbor Cov!
It’s that time of year again to gather for our annual business meeting, share stories of what God has done in us and through us, approve next year’s budget, and elect some leadership team members. Additionally, as a special treat, we’ll have a salmon dinner for everyone after the meeting!
The annual meeting will be on Sunday, June 5 @ 5:00 pm in the Worship Center at our Gig Harbor, Central Campus. While only members of Harbor Covenant Church will be able to cast votes, I want to encourage everyone to come and participate.
I also want you to be as prepared as possible for the meeting, so here are a few things I want to share with you.
First, let’s talk about next years budget. Our finance officer, Sajan Thomas, has a budget update for us. Spoiler alert… It’s really good! Watch this video to hear for yourself.
As Sajan mentions in the video there will be a few budget Q&A meetings before the meeting specifically designed for you to ask any questions you have about the budget, get the clearest picture possible. Those meetings will both be held at our Gig Harbor, Central Campus in the Lower Level on:
- Sunday, May 22 @ 11:30 am
- Tuesday, May 24 @ 6:00 pm
This is important: If you can’t make the annual meeting but still want your vote to be cast in absentia, you need to attend one of these budget Q&A sessions.
You can download two budget handouts here.
Second, let’s talk about the agenda. I haven’t always been able to say that church meetings excite me, but when we get to hear stories about God’s faithfulness, stories of life change, and stories about how we are making a difference in our community, a business meeting is exciting. And that’s what we have planned.
Of course there are the main things to vote on (Leadership Team members and the annual budget), but we also want you to hear from some new members and members who have been part of the Harbor Cov family for decades about what they love about our church. You can click on this link to download the agenda.
Third, there are a lot of stories from this last year that our staff, leadership team members, conference leaders, and denomination leaders have written about to share with you. You can read them all in this year’s Annual report.
Fourth, there are three women that have been nominated for our Leadership Team: Lynne Benson (1st Term), Fran Dreiling (1st Term), and Angela Rajnus (2nd Term). You can download their bio’s to get to know them a little bit more.
It’s such an honor and a privilege to be your pastor and I look forward to June 5th together.
Harbor Covenant Church
ALL CHURCH SALMON DINNER
Immediately following the business meeting, all families are invited to a delicious salmon dinner in appreciation of the generous support of the "Bible Camp Reboot" campaign earlier this year. You gave over $25,000 in donations to help with scholarships, upgrades, and transportation for hundreds of young people who attend the Covenant Bible Camp in Unalakleet, Alaska. There is no charge for this event and all are invited, but you must sign up to help us have enough available food. Click the button below to sign up.