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2008 Report

Posted on Mon, Jan 5, 2009

from Tom German

 In 2009, the Evangelism Committee was blessed with the energy and talents of Sherri Clark, So Young Namikawa, Betty Hardaway, Marilyn Hamada, Garret Pick, and Tom German, with the advice and counsel of Pastor Tim Mason.  
We invite you to regularly visit our page on the website at http://www.calvarybythesea.org/mod/group/view.php?group_id=3 which describes many of the ways we try to serve, including providing the technical support and consultation for Calvary’s website itself. We’ve found that the website is a great Evangelism tool which brings new visitors to Calvary, and also can be an effective means of communicating within our own ohana. 
Pastor Tim’s more frequent new-member orientations were staffed by our team members this year, and we were pleased to welcome many new members to our church.
 
We maintained and updated our pew-folder information sheets and prayer requests and our complimentary book markers, available as people exit the sanctuary; useful and gentle reminders of our ohana.
 
In 2008 refreshments were served multiple times each month via a plan that we initiated early in the year, which seems to be pleasing our members.
 
Members are reminded of current events as they enter the sanctuary and see the subtle bulletin board that we provided this year.
 
We still continue to help publish the membership directory with pictures. If your picture is not yet in the directory, please email a picture to Garret at pickgr@gmail.com  for inclusion in the next directory update.
 
 
We perpetuated Calvary by the Sea’s annual Taste of East Oahu in April. This landmark event, initiated and organized by our own Marilyn Hamada, encouraged many non-members to experience our campus, and brought much of our congregation together to enjoy the fun and fellowship provided by the relaxing evening of food, wine, art, and music. It was a great venue for congregational fellowship, provided positive exposure for our church, and raised thousands of dollars for some of our valued ministries. The event will continue to be held annually, the next one to be on Saturday, April 25, 2009 and we invite everyone join in!
 
We also helped to spearhead the Property Committee’s introduction of Christmas lights on the front of our church during the holiday season, and with your kind approval, we hope this will also become an annual tradition.
 
We look forward to another blessed year of growth and fellowship, and encourage anyone interested in joining in our team’s efforts to give us a call…it’s a fun endeavor that helps spread the joy and love of our fellowship.
 
Respectfully submitted,
Thomas German, Chairman,
Evangelism Team and Committee
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