Showing posts with label congregational vote. Show all posts
Showing posts with label congregational vote. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 24, 2017, Annual Business Meeting

Tonight at 6:00 p.m. come for our potluck dinner, fellowship, and our annual business meeting at 7:00 p.m. We will cover the year that has been (a busy and exciting one), the changes that are coming, and the new year ahead. Members and friends of LBC are welcome.

If you wish to help set up for the dinner and meeting, please arrive at the church at 4:30 p.m. If you can stay afterwards to help reset the Westphal Hall, it will be much appreciated.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Introducing a New Constitution in 2016

The Constitution and Bylaws committee has completed their multi-year project, working faithfully to present the congregation with a proposed new Constitution and Bylaws. The changes in structure of leadership presented will allow for greater participation, the encouragement of many small group missions, and will far better reflect the congregation as we are today.

The findings and proposed changes will be presented on Thursday night, September 29, 2016, with dinner at 6 p.m. and presentation at 7 p.m. Members and friends of Lansdowne Baptist are encouraged to attend.

This is an exciting time for our church. Let's all enjoy it together. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Annual Meeting Approaches

Lansdowne Baptist Church members and friends: please mark your calendars for our rapidly approaching Annual Meeting. This very important meeting for our church will be held after worship on January 25th. Please plan to attend and help us determine our course for the upcoming year. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Remembering Our Veterans and Their Families


Lansdowne Baptist Church is privileged to have a number of veterans and their families worship with us. We remember the sacrifices they have made in their service and in support of their service men and women. We pray for all those who have served and their families, for those who have gone on before us, and those who are with us today. We recognize their struggles and pray for their resolution. 

We offer up Psalm 33:20-22 in their honor: 

Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and shield. 
Our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, 
even as we hope in you. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Christmas Fair Vote to Take On Sunday, June 8

Moment of Decision

Immediately following church on Sunday, June 8, a brief congregational meeting will be held to vote on whether the Christmas Fair should be held this Christmas season. The Christmas Fair has been held and much-loved at Lansdowne Baptist Church for many years. It is a wonderful way to reach out to the community, spread a little joy, share some fellowship, and build new connections. However, there are people who have coordinated the fair for years who are not able to continue in their leadership capacities and others who truly need the commitment of time and God given talents from others to make this work. We are looking for many new people to give the Christmas Fair new life, and quite possibly new direction. Please be in prayerful consideration about whether you are able to help, exploring and using the gifts God has given you in the process. Also pray about whether this activity should continue this year and come on June 8 with your answer, ready to vote in the way the Holy Spirit leads you.

Here's what is involved with the current Christmas Fair. Right now, the open positions known to exist are Crafts and Publicity. However, all areas could use assistance. New ideas on future directions for the Fair are also welcome.

Leaders Involved

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     Chairperson/Co-chairs: Overseeing operations, coordinating the event, making sure all the details fall into place. 
·         Table operators: Key people who run the various tables we have or new tables we choose to include.
·         Tables include:
·         Crafts;
·         Food (lunch);
·         One-of-a-kind (unique items people have made/offered up for bidding, including Matthew’s refurbished computers);
·         Been Loved (items in good condition that are a step above the next table;
·         Grandma’s Attic (yard sale caliber treasures)
·         Bake Sale and Food
·         In the past there have been tables with crafts from other areas around the world
·         Other Positions:
·         Craft Workshops: usually the head of the craft table plans (with assistance on ideas) and organizes craft workshops that should begin very soon. In the past, regular crafts workshops have been held in Cooper Room. Some are held at night so that those working by day may join the fun.
·         Publicity: let the community know in many ways in many places that this event is taking place so more can enjoy it.
·         Volunteers for Set Up and Tear Down: Involves moving chairs, arranging tables, helping with table skirts and coverings, carrying items to Grandma’s Attic up from the basement. Set up occurs the Sunday before the fair and tear down is on Saturday afternoon of the fair.
·         Volunteers: to Serve Lunch.
·         Cashier: to fill out lunch order forms and handle money from lunch orders.

All of these positions need to be filled in order to have a successful Christmas Fair as it has been held in years past. If it is to happen, many of us will need to decide and be able to shoulder part of the operations burden. Crafts should begin to be produced now. Baking will begin in earnest when we approach the fair weekend, the first Saturday in December, the 6th

Planning to Follow Quickly

Once the vote has been held, a meeting of all interested parties will follow quickly if it is the decision of the assembled congregation to continue with the Christmas Fair this year.