Bethesda will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting(ACM) on Sunday February 23rd. As has been our practice, there will be an abbreviated worship service at 10:30 am after which the meeting will be convened in the sanctuary. This approach emphasizes the spiritual nature of the meeting. The ACM is not just business. It is God’s business over which we have been given the gracious privilege to exercise stewardship. The meeting will break for lunch after which the meeting will reconvene in the hall. Lunch will be a finger food pot luck affair. Members are asked to kindly bring along something to share for lunch.
The ACM is a very important aspect of our congregational life. It is a time for self-evaluation and holding ourselves to accountability for the stewardship of God’s business. Through the ACM we have opportunities to reflect on the past year. Hopefully, we will not only celebrate our positives but also learn from our mistakes. Also and importantly, we get to project and plan for the future of our congregation. Therefore the contribution of each member to the discussions is important. Constructive criticism and suggestions are invited as these help us in the process of learning and growing together.