The Regular Congregational Meeting to be held in the sanctuary and on ZOOM this Sunday, June 13, following the 9:30am worship service will consider two items of business. The Congregation will elect church officers and be asked to approve a change in the Pastor’s Terms of Call.
The by-laws of the church require an annual congregational meeting for the purpose of electing church officers, including members of the Nominating Committee. It is the duty of the Committee to submit to the Congregation a slate of officers recommended for election to office. The Committee is to consist of two members of the congregation not currently serving on Session or the Board of Deacons, two members currently serving on Session, and one member currently serving on the Board of Deacons.
On Sunday, the Nominating Committee will present the following slate of officers:
(1) Session, Porter Spencer (class of 2023), Tamara Skov and Caroline Willsie (class of 2024);
(2) Deacons, Barbara Eschbach, Pam Polan, Dayle Rinker, and Edie Wells (class of 2024);
(3) Financial Secretary, Mona Wise (one year term);
(4)Treasurer, Scott Eschbach (one year term);
(5) Nominating Committee, Don Vickers and Caroline Willsie (Session representatives), Barbara Eschbach (Deacon representative), Michelle Hertig and Lee Thompson (Congregational representatives) all for a one year term.
The by-laws provide that additional nominations may be made from the floor provided that any person nominated has given consent to such nomination.
Many thanks to all who have agreed to serve and thanks also to retiring officers Merlyn Cummings, Sue Berg Arnold, and Nancy Russo for their service on Session, and to Diane Weisenburger for her work on the Nominating Committee.
Elder Don Vickers, Nominating Team
Congregational Meeting to Elect Church Officers
There will be a congregational meeting after worship on Sunday, June 13th, for the purpose of electing officers. The meeting will be held BOTH on Zoom and Livestreamed from the sanctuary. This means that you can attend from home or from church. The link for the Zoom meeting will go out in the Saturday, June 12th, email.
Guest Accompanist This Sunday
Kristine Pacheco-Bernt is a professional violinist, arts administrator, and music educator motivated to make instrumental music relevant within the community. Raised at the intersection of mariachi and Mozart, she draws upon over a decade of performing and teaching experience. Kristine strongly believes in the power of creative youth development through music and is proud to bring her perspective and skills to the non-profit arts sector. Kristine holds a Master’s degree in violin performance from San Francisco State University and dual Bachelor degrees in Music and Premedical Studies from University of California Berkeley. She performs regularly throughout the central coast with the San Luis Obispo Symphony, the Santa Barbara Symphony, and the Santa Maria Philharmonic. She devotes her spare time to playing board games with her husband and spoiling her pug, Hilda.
For June 13 Worship
RSVP for In-Person Worship
For Sunday, June 13, we will ask that people continue to RSVP so we can keep a count on the number of people coming. You can RSVP by filling out this online form, or emailing the office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling the office at 805-967-6327. Please let us know your name, the names of the people in your party, and a contact phone number.
This Sunday we will present a lecture by Jeorg Rieger, entitled “The Christ and Christian Europe: Divine Justice and Injustice" from the series, “GOD & IMPERIAL POWER: Jesus & Economic Injustice.” Dr. Rieger focuses on the 11th Century in England because of the particular time and place in English history. The period is one heavily shaped by the recent Norman Conquest of England in 1066, and Professor Rieger chooses this historical “matrix” to further investigate the interdependent relationship that exists between Christianity and empire. In the 700 years following Constantine’s effort to fashion Christianity into the official religion of the Empire, the power of Popes has grown exponentially. Europe is pulled back and forth between the competing powers of Kings and Popes and Christian theology mirrors the tensions of the time.
In this series John Dominic Crossan and Joerg Rieger expand our awareness of the historic collusion between Christianity and the empires of the west, from Jesus’ non-violent program of resistance to Roman Imperialism under Augustus, to the imperialistic “partnerships” of the 21st Century. Individually, these two scholars are powerhouses. Together, they are explosive.