Posted on Thu, Feb 23, 2006
Evangelism Meeting Notes
February 22, 2006
Present: Sherri Clark, Susan Gruetzmacher, Betty Hardaway, So Young Namikawa, Garret Pick, Steve Webb
Guest: Marilyn Hamada
Excused: Pastor Tim
SoYoung opened the meeting in prayer.
Sherri reported that she spoke with Lea and Lea will ask ushers to be a half hour early when she makes her reminder calls. She will also ask if ushers have any questions and if they feel comfortable with all the duties. If there are any questions, she will refer them to Sherri. So far, things seem to be running smoothly.
So Young reported that a sample of the cheaper ($11-$12) New Testament should be available to review/compare with the current Bible at the next COD meeting. A motion will need to be made to pursue ordering the alternative Bible. The new Bible will have gold foil printing of the church name and website and should have our customized page printed in color.
The shipment of 500 additional Bibles should be shipped directly to the church in the middle of March. It appears that we have enough Bibles in the usher closet and in storage to last until the end of March.
Garret reviewed the dates for the new member introductions beginning on April 30th. Garret also relayed the COD request that we gather biographical information for new members and publish it or have Pastor Tim use it during the inductions.
Susan reported that we have 10 potential candidates.
Susan will check with Alice about sending out an acknowledgment letter as soon as an application is received in the office.
Garret will call Pastor Tim and ask if the policy for adding new members has changed since there seems to be some new members the team was not aware of. Garret will also inquire about the possibility of having a staff member (Alice?) be assigned to attend all of our meetings.
Discussed the idea of sending postcards or doing more followup with local vistors who sign the guestbook. Need a volunteer to do this.
Garret will send PDF of recent directory to team.
Reviewed and discussed Steve’s letter. Steve will hand-deliver to Susan Fisher, Dr. Harvey and Pastor Tim as written suggestions from committee to committee.
As head usher, Sherri would like to discontinue handing out the puka shell leis to visitors.
This is a project we would like to complete before issuing another membership directory. However, Linda has not had time to work with us so we will set a goal of doing this by next spring.
Sherri offered to work with Linda to start the process.
Betty reported that the “healing team” from Mililani will be joining us and participating. They have worked with Pastor Dahle in the past. Dori Hertberg is the contact.
Betty passed around a sample of the banner we will post in front of the church on March 16th. It will be 3’x8’ and will cost $135. She also reported that Amanda and Jamaica will be available to handle childcare the night of the event.
SoYoung has called the person publishing the HIM program to make sure the event is mentioned there. She had not heard back yet, but will followup.
Betty passed around the flyer Garret created. Susan will investigate getting postcard type half sheets (400) printed at the Copy Shop. Betty will send these to the other Lutheran churches on the island and all churches in East Oahu. The flyers will also be available to the ushers the two Sundays (19th & 26th) before the event.
Sherri has three ushers lined up for the the 30th – Beatrix Johnson, Rheeta Large and Karen Wagner
Steve reported that we can advertise the event for free in the Star Bulletin and Advertiser’s faith calendars. He will send in the ad before our next meeting. He will also check with Midweek and contact Pulelehua about possible press coverage.
Steve will also see if we can advertise for free on the radio – KAIM 95.5 / 1040
Steve will take care of parking and lighting.
- Garret to price veggie/fruit/cookies at Costco
- Susan to investigate wraps at Safeway
- Sherri/Betty to handle coffee/water/ice
Marilyn Hamada gave an overview of the event planned for May 13th.
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