Late registrations are being accepted through noon Friday, October 8, 2021, to attend one of four online conversations being held next week by Presbytery of Lake Michigan leaders to gather feedback about the 2022 proposed budget plan.
Because late registrations are being accepted, Zoom link details will not be sent until the day of the event. The information will be sent to the email participants provided during the registration process.
Three of the conversations are reserved for congregations, their session members, active teaching elders, ruling elders not serving on a session and congregational members to discuss and comment on the 2022 proposed budget. The previously listed persons from a congregation will be able to participate in the budget conversation during one of the following Zoom webinar sessions:
- 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2021,
- 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2021, and
- 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Those who cannot participate in the Zoom conversation time selected by their congregation are encouraged to send written comments and questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One conversation is reserved for any teaching elder who is a member at large (MAL), serving in a validated ministry (VM) or honorably retired (HR), or any individual working with a campus ministry. That conversation will be held from:
- 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2021.
Anyone included in these groups who is unable to join this Zoom conversation is encouraged to send written comments and questions via email to email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: The presbytery has scheduled a separate time specifically for any teaching elder who is a member at large (MAL), serving in a validated ministry (VM) or honorably retired (HR). Please know that if you are a member of, serving in or part of a local congregation, you are welcome to participate in the budget feedback conversation that your congregation chooses to attend. We have offered the separate session because we know that often those who serve in ministries other than a local congregation have a difficult time with scheduling. The presbytery wants you to know that your participation and input is valuable and welcomed so we have offered the additional session.
Each online conversation is scheduled to last 90 minutes.
Each person must register individually but, again, we are specifying that all of those individuals from one congregation must register and attend the same Zoom conversation. The assumption is that all of those individuals from one congregation who attend the same Zoom conversation will be able to share information with others in the same congregation who were not able to be present.
The first reading of the 2022 proposed budget and the related narrative were presented during the September 18 Stated Meeting.
- Click here to access the stated meeting packet and find a copy of documents referenced in the presentation. (Look for file names that start “6A – 2022 PLM Proposed Budget . . . “)
- Click here to find video segments recorded by Budget & Finance Committee members to explain the 2022 proposed budget narrative. (The segments are included within a video recording of the September 18, 2021 Stated Meeting.)
This information is to be shared as correspondence from the Presbytery with members of the Session. Please also share this information with congregation members in your next newsletter.