First Free’s fall Ministry Community Meeting will take place on Sunday, October 25th at 2:00 pm. As with recent meetings, presentations will be taped in advance and then streamed to congregants via our YouTube channel. We will be affirming church leaders, will hear financial and ministry updates and will be encouraged from the word.
Church officers to be affirmed to one-year terms are as follows:
- Chair: Stephen Lepse
- Secretary: Tim Wilkin
- Treasurer: Sylvia Launer
- Financial Secretary: Jung Hower
Elder candidates include Stephen Lepse, Tim Wilkin, James Snyder, Rachel Einfeldt and Jason Abbott. We have asked Jeff Cebulski to serve as elder beginning in January 2021, following a time of mentorship this fall (this is a new elder mentoring program we are initiating for all new elder candidates).
An Elder Candidate Zoom Q & A meeting will take place on Monday, October 19 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. This is a chance to ask elder candidates questions and (hopefully) get to know them a bit better. Bios on each elder candidate are attached here. We will continue our church voting via an on-line platform; however, mail in ballots will be available for those needing them.
We currently have an open deacon position on the Global Outreach team as Ryan Einfeldt has announced his needing to step down from his leadership. We thank Ryan for his great work in supporting our mission’s efforts around the world. We are still working to find a new deacon to lead this group.
We look forward to your joining us on October 25th.