Over 75 CLC Members gathered for Lunch catered by “Mission Barbecue” for CLC’s Loudoun Veterans and Family Support Group. Members gave free-will donations of over $700.00 to support veterans in need. Chad Bates recognized and thanked all veterans from CLC. Thanks to those who brought food and served: Kristen Andersen, Roberta Buxton, Peggy Darr, Deborah Kalas and Debra Vought.
The Congregational Meeting was called to Order by President Betty O’Lear and a prayer was offered. The Nominations and Election of Council Officers, Ministry Team Leaders, Endowment Committee members, and CKCP Board Members was presented. The following people were elected:
Council Officers –
Vice President: Jerry Bresee Secretary: Ellen Ashurkoff
Ministry Team Leaders/Council Reps –
Christian Education: Petra Buzzell Fellowship: Kristin Andersen
Property: Roy Thillberg Worship: Tina Precht
Thanksgiving Table: John White
Endowment Committee –
Joe Imler, Michael Smyser, Dan Jaeger
Patrick Ross, Karen Brady
The 2019 Spending Plan for Ministry (aka Budget) was presented by Treasurer Jeff Biber:
The adopted 2019 Spending Plan for Ministry is $695,478.00 representing a $20k increase over projected 2018 spending. The increases are related to progress toward the 3 year Vision for Ministry — $6.8k increase in Benevolence and partner ministries, $3.15k increase due to increase in number of youth attending retreats/camps, and $3k increase for Wednesday Meals and Ministry program and contingency for 3rd worship service.
Pastor Joe and Pastor Annabelle offered closing remarks reminding the Congregation that our Godly Stewardship of Money, Time and Talent makes our Mission and Ministries possible. The Vision for Ministry Document was shared as we gave thanks for the way God makes a difference in our lives and the way CLC makes a difference in our community, church at large and around the world.
Betty O’Lear received a Motion to Adjourn the Meeting and we closed with singing “God Bless America” in honor of all who have served in Military or Emergency Services.