1) New Elder Co-Chairs! Charlie Atkinson and Jeanne Thompson were unanimously elected as the Elder Co-Chairs for 2014. Please keep Charlie and Jeanne in your prayers this year as they assume this position of leadership among the spiritual leaders of our church.
2) Elder Recruitment. The Elders will be putting a special emphasis on recruitment this year. We have an unusually high number of Elders who will be finishing their terms of service at the end of this year, and so we want to proactive in identifying and training up folks to serve as the spiritual leaders of the church. Do not be surprised if an Elder approaches you to talk about what it means to serve in this capacity and what spiritual gifts they see at work in you.
3) The Elders Retreat is coming! Our Elders will gather for a time a Retreat in March (most likely March 8, but we are still ironing out the details). It will be a time for the Elders to deepen their faith, learn from one another's perspectives,and set up some of the practices that will help them to be successful in 2014.