Welcome to Our New Staff Member
On November 13 the Emmanuel Session voted to hire Marin Kaetzel as our new ministry coordinator. Marin and her husband Mark are members of Emmanuel, along with their three sons, Max, Gus and Jack, they have been worshiping here for about three years. Marin will be working 15 hours a week and will start work on December 4th. Her major areas of responsibility will be the oversight of congregational communication and coordination of lay ministry teams.
Looking Ahead To January
Periodically we offer a learning opportunity where folks can get together to read and discuss a book. In December the members of the session will be reading Joining God, Remaking the Church, Changing the World: The new shape of the church in our time by Alan Roxburgh. We are expanding this learning opportunity beyond the session and inviting the rest of the congregation to read this book as well. Watch for more details in the bulletin and web site about when and where these book groups will be offered. This is an interesting and exciting book about how we take on the task of being the church in our neighborhood. If you have questions about this or how to acquire the book email Dave Rohrer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Members Class
On Saturday, January 20th from 9:00am – 1:00pm Dave will be offering a class for folks who are interested in exploring membership at Emmanuel. Come and find out about the mission and ministry of Emmanuel and ask the questions that you might have. Lunch will be served and you’ll also have the opportunity to meet the members of our Session (Board of Elders). If you are interested in attending this class please email Dave Rohrer, email@example.com .
Our annual congregational meeting will be held after worship on Sunday, January 28th. The stated purpose of this meeting is to elect elders, approve the terms of the pastor’s call and to receive the report for 2017.