January 23, 2018
The 148th Congregational Annual Meeting is called for 12 pm, January 28, in Hildebrand Hall. Review the Annual Report; your vote is needed to install new lay leadership for our church family. Lori Kaid and Bing Tso have agreed to serve as Moderator and Vice Moderator. Lunch provided.
Our Congregational Council unanimously recommends the Congregation approve an amendment of By-Law 10.5 Music Director. The gist of this amendment is to create flexibility in hiring the Music Director. Current By-Law 10.5 requires establishing a Search Committee, and approval by the Council of the person selected for the position. The recommended amendment removes these requirements, and simply establishes authority of the supervising Minister to administer and direct activities of the Music Director as part of the spiritual life of the Congregation. Under our collaborative model of Ministry established by By-Law amendments and Congregational vote earlier this year, and pursuant to Council approval of ministerial duties and roles, Lead Pastor Rev. Kelle Brown is responsible for the Music Director. The amendment leaves the door open to establish a search committee when determined appropriate, but eliminates this activity as a prerequisite to hiring our current acting Music Director, Wanda Griffiths, as a permanent employee. The proposed amendment simply reads as follows: The Music Director shall be hired by and subject to dismissal by the supervising Minister. Wanda Griffiths will then be hired as our permanent Music Director upon approval of this amendment at our Annual Meeting. If you can help set up before the meeting and/or clean up after, please call the church office, 206.622.4865. We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting! —Moderator Alan WallaceSubscribe