St. Johns German Lutheran Church

St. John's German Lutheran Church

St. Johns German Lutheran Church

St. John's German Lutheran Church

AGM September 2018

AGM September 2018

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 - Monday, 31st December, 2018

Details about the last AGM 

Informationen über die Letzte AGM

 

St. John’s is fortunate to have many talented people willing to serve in the name of our Lord. We are thankful for all the contributions that go to making us a faithful community of followers. The array of reports from group leaders is testimony to the appealing activities available to our congregation. 

Whilst an AGM has elements of prescribed and structured process, some subtle differences were evident that set this year’s meeting apart from the norm: 

with over sixty members present and additional proxy representations, the total count was over seventy – it was encouraging to see so many members taking such an interest 

present in our midst was not only our dependable auditor, Lindsay Coster, but also a member of the team from Studio B Architects, Reu-ben Kuah – their expert input throughout the year is appreciated 

a 3-D model of the existing church layout together with movable modular segments illustrating the different proposed stages of the Master Plan were on display – thanks to Kenneth Rankin the visual presentation generated dynamic discussion and helped clarify

many previously unanswered questions 

a brief video replay of the main points previously presented at the Open Forum served to refresh the memories of some and filled the information gap for others 

the much-anticipated vote on whether to adopt the Concept Design and approve the building of Stage I of the Master Plan resulted in a convincing majority in favour of both resolutions. 

 

Re-elected as Elders were: Karen Christoph, Iris McLeod and Nils Versemann. Our other Elders continuing for another year are: Herta Globke, Gisela Rankin, Steve Bauer, and Frank Van der Heyden, making a total of seven team members. We currently have more places than there are people, so please consider whether you would like to join our team – we’d love to hear from you. Julia Cannell and Bernd Waluga have decided to hang up their leadership hats for now. We will miss their input and thank them sincerely for their dedicated service. 

The Elders of St. John’s are both humbled by and appreciative of the confidence you, as a congregation, has placed in the board. We are simultaneously excited about and in awe of the ominous task that you have entrusted us with. The decision to build Stage I represents a significant step for our congregation. We especially seek your continued support and prayers that it is successfully fulfilled.

 

St. John’s is fortunate to have many talented people willing to serve in the name of our Lord. We are thankful for all the contributions that go to making us a faithful community of followers. The array of reports from group leaders is testimony to the appealing activities available to our congregation. 

Whilst an AGM has elements of prescribed and structured process, some subtle differences were evident that set this year’s meeting apart from the norm: 

with over sixty members present and additional proxy representations, the total count was over seventy – it was encouraging to see so many members taking such an interest 

present in our midst was not only our dependable auditor, Lindsay Coster, but also a member of the team from Studio B Architects, Reu-ben Kuah – their expert input throughout the year is appreciated 

a 3-D model of the existing church layout together with movable modular segments illustrating the different proposed stages of the Master Plan were on display – thanks to Kenneth Rankin the visual presentation generated dynamic discussion and helped clarify                           many previously unanswered questions 

a brief video replay of the main points previously presented at the Open Forum served to refresh the memories of some and filled the information gap for others 

the much-anticipated vote on whether to adopt the Concept Design and approve the building of Stage I of the Master Plan resulted in a convincing majority in favour of both resolutions. 

 

Re-elected as Elders were: Karen Christoph, Iris McLeod and Nils Versemann. Our other Elders continuing for another year are: Herta Globke, Gisela Rankin, Steve Bauer and Frank Van der Heyden, making a total of seven team members. We currently have more places than there are people, so please consider whether you would like to join our team – we’d love to hear from you. Julia Cannell and Bernd Waluga have decided to hang up their leadership hats for now. We will miss their input and thank them sincerely for their dedicated service. 

The Elders of St. John’s are both humbled by and appreciative of the confidence you, as a congregation, has placed in the board. We are simultaneously excited about and in awe of the ominous task that you have entrusted us with. The decision to build Stage I represents a significant step for our congregation. We especially seek your continued support and prayers that it is successfully fulfilled.