Darin’s Doodles

God’s Blessing and peace to you all! We are at another transition in our meteorological seasons and also at Bennet Community Church. The weather is changing from summer to autumn with the official calendar day of Monday, September 23, however as we are fully aware the weather does not follow a specific date. While we do know that especially in Nebraska a difference is certainly recognized when the seasons change. Among the family of Bennet Community Church, we are coming to the end of a church calendar/fiscal year, which ends on September 30.  With this change, new church board or directors are chosen/elected and the proposed church budget is approved at the Annual Church meeting on Sunday, October 6. Any church member over the age of 18 is welcome to serve on the church board and all meetings are open to any church member to attend. As the church approaches these transitions, there are four spots that will need to be filled on the church board, 3 three-year terms and 1 one-year term which will be to complete the term of the late Wayne Nelson.  The church board, along with assistance of church treasurer Michael Douglas, creates and then presents the annual budget to the entire congregation with it being voted and approved at the annual meeting. The proposed budget can currently be reviewed and a church meeting for questions and answers will be held on Sunday, September 29 after worship. While so many wonderfully spiritual, emotional, and caring things happen as the church, it also is a business. The entire church membership has a responsibility to every aspect of the church life and especially the budget. According to the church constitution, article IV: The affairs of this church shall be administered by the Church Board of Directors who shall oversee all branches of church work. I greatly appreciate the work that the church board does and would like to thank the three church board members whose terms are being completed: Gwen Townsend, Ann Morris, and Phyllis Steward. Being called to leadership is very important; there are many examples in the Bible, but as Christians we are all called to serve and continue Jesus Christ’s ministry. Everyone take care.      In spirit, Rev. Darin