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Special Events in May

Congregational Meeting

By the time you receive this newsletter, you should have received a postcard in the mail announcing our May 5 Congregational Meeting. This year, the agenda includes:

•Our slate of nominations for the 2019-2020 program year,

•Receiving Annual Reports from all our boards and committees,

•Updates on our Sanctuary Supporting Status,

•Reviewing a resolution sent to the Minnesota Conference Annual Meeting regarding Pilgrim Point Camp,

•A resolution for our consideration on funding the solar panels.

We hope you will plan on joining us for this important time when we live out our congregational commitment to be a Body of Christ in communication with one another and in discernment together of how we are called to move forward as a people of faith.

The Annual Reports are available here at the church. If you would like us to mail you a copy, please call or email us, and we will gladly send you one. We hope you will plan to join us, and look forward to this time of being the church together.

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Attention all Officers, and Board & Committee Members!

Please join us for two important occasions:

Installation of Officers and Board & Committee members,

in worship Sunday, May 12

An important part of being church together is the promises we make to one another to serve and support each other’s service. At UCCNB we do this in our worship services, and invite all board and committee members to be present on the twelfth when we will invite you to affirm your willingness to serve in the capacities for which you have been called, and when we, as a congregation also speak our promises to support you in this service. Please join us!

All Boards and Committees Meeting! Monday, May 20, at 6:45 p.m.

Whether you are an “outgoing” officer or member of a board or committee, or are a continuing or “incoming” officer or member of a board or committee, your presence on Monday, May 20, at our All Boards and Committees Meeting will be very helpful! This is the time when we discuss resource materials, talk about scheduling of meetings, and if enough of your board or committee members are present, select chairs, secretaries, and council representatives. This really is a very important opportunity for us all to be together in our preparation for a new programmatic year, so please plan to be with us for as much of this session as you can.

We will be plying you with ice cream floats as usual! So come early and help us move forward with confidence! In preparation for this time, we ask all members of boards and committees to bring in your resource books to the office so that we can restock them with the materials you will all need to be able to do your work well in the coming year, and recycle and reuse the rest.

This year we will continue to have much of the documentation available on our website. Come learn about how we are saving paper, time, and energy by using the gifts of technology and

technological abilities!

Thank you, UCCNB Choir! Thank you, Committee and Board Members! Thank you Faith Formation Leaders!

Thank you, Wednesday Night Program Leaders!

Every year when May rolls around, we bring a few of our programs to a temporary close for the summer. And when this time comes, we strive to recognize everyone who has been involved or in leadership during a worship service. But often these opportunities are a little chaotic and squeezed among other important aspects of our service, so they, perhaps, get short shrif.

This is an invitation for all members and friends of UCCNB to take some time this month to thank and recognize the wonderful contributions so many people make to our lives through their sharing of time and talents in one of the capacities named above.

Thank you, Deb Johnson, Aaron Swestka, and all our choir members. Your music enhances our worship every week, and we are grateful for all the hard work you put into it.

Thank you, everyone who served on a board or committee of the church – and everyone who helped these groups to be successful in all their endeavors. We had another year of smoothe sailing as a church, and ALL OF YOU are the reason why!

Thank you, faith formation leaders! Whether during Bible Time, Activity Time, OWL Classes, leading the Karpenter’s Kids or the Tweens, overnights with the youth, retreats, excursions… the list goes on! Our children and youth are so richly blessed by your time, love, and commitments!

And thank you, Wednesday Night Program leaders – cooks, kitchen and set-up helpers, dinner deans and program support, table parents, etc.! What a great year we have had!

Again, we invite everyone to take some time this month to say a word of thanks for all these wonderful ministers in our midst! Without all of them, we would not be who we are!

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