There’s a lot of energy buzzing around as we prepare for our All Saints Annual Meeting: The Eras Tour! I get to see “behind the scenes” as reports are filed for the Annual Report, the scripts get written, and photographs are collected, and I love that we are going to consider the various eras of All Saints.
If you have any old photos of events and/or people (extra points for hairdos that capture a decade) at All Saints, we want them! We also would like some help with food for the meeting, along with help cleaning up. We’d love your favorite appetizers from your youth to represent the various eras at All Saints—go raid your mom’s old recipes! (Tell me I’m not alone in holding onto recipes just because they are in my mother’s handwriting—bacon-wrapped dates or hot crab dip, anyone? All we need is a chafing dish!)
Our Annual Meeting is a ton of fun and is an “all hands on deck” experience, so please read below and sign up for how you can help.
And, of course, you definitely want to make a bracelet or two or three with words on it that represent All Saints to you; wear them to the meeting and be ready to SWAP! You can do this on your own or use the supplies we have in the Parish Hall and Reading Room—a great coffee hour activity.
Friends, we’ll do some serious things, too, of course. We’ll elect new vestry members and delegates to convention. We’ll take a look at the 2023 financials and present the 2024 budget. We’ll hear about some of our ministries during the meeting or read about them in the Annual Report. All of those things are, of course, the reason we HAVE to have an Annual Meeting (our By-Laws say so), but I don’t take for granted that our Annual Meeting is about more than the business of the church—it’s about joy and love and friendship and giving thanks for this great place. And, well, that seems like the business of the church, too.
So, clear your schedules for January 28; in the meantime, I’ll see you in church this Sunday!