The Church Officers and Leaders Dinner
After a several-year break because of Covid, the Elders and Deacons were able to hold the annual potluck dinner on Wednesday, December 14. Present were both the outgoing and incoming Elders and Deacons. The dinner was held at the home of Jerry Van Marter and Eva Stimson. Jerry fixed his famous Alaska salmon, which was delicious. It was wonderful to share in the informal fellowship with fun and laughter.
Following the dinner, the Session held a formal meeting. The only business was to examine the incoming Elders, Dave Bush, Barbara Hedspeth, and Eva Stimson, and one incoming Deacon, Gail DeMarsh. Allen Bridgman, the other incoming Deacon, was unable to attend the dinner because of illness. She met with the Session before worship on Sunday, December 18, and was examined. The Session welcomed all these incoming officers.
On Sunday, December 18, the ordination of Barbara Hedspeth and the installation of all the officers was held during the worship service. When you see any of these folks, be sure to thank them for answering the call to serve Christ’s church in this manner.