How wonderful to have beautiful Spring days here again and just in time for a successful Plant Sale and a moving memorial service in the Starr Memorial Garden. Thank-you all who contributed to these events and in particular to Melinda Hildreth- Honkala and Carole Mills for organizing the plant sale and for Carol and Bob Hill for their amazing work on the Starr Memorial Garden.

As the church year comes to an end the Board has been focused on the budget, stewardship, and filling board vacancies in anticipation of Annual Meeting on June 9th.   As we have discussed the Board decided to return to a stewardship campaign in the Spring prior to the budget approval at Annual Meeting so we can approve a budget that is realistic to the money we have to spend. Thank-you to Andrea Ansevin-Allen for her hard work as our treasurer, the budget working group, John Walter for his work on our stewardship campaigns, and the whole congregation who came together to give input at our meeting on May 19th. Thank-you as well to Micky Cronin and the nominating committee for their ongoing work filling board vacancies and making a recommendation for our next president-elect for the Board.

All of this is in support of our mission and our church community as well as the work of our various committees. Thanks to everyone who contributed in whatever way to our church in the past church year. As we look towards the next church year, I hope as many people as possible can attend Annual Meeting in the sanctuary on June 9th after our service and sharing coffee together. Childcare will be provided during the meeting so all can attend. Everyone’s input and opinions are valued.

This will be my last Messenger statement as Board President as John Walter, President-Elect steps into the President role on 7/1/19.

Thank-you all for your support during the past year.    -Carol White