Members present: Pastor Russ, Garret Pick, Susan Gruetzmacher, Betty Hardaway
Members absent: So Young Namikawa
New MembersOrientation Sessions - March 7, 14 and March 21
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Place: Ohana Lani
Agenda: March 7 - My Bible, My Life - led by Pastor Russ
March 14 - Tour of the Facility - led by Dale Noble
March 21 - Meet the Council (Also ANC and CBTS Preschool) - led by Tim Sprowls
E Team members plan to attend all sessions to support new members
New Members Reception onMarch 28
New members to be received (so far)Sponsors
Gary and Tina Benson Garret and Janet Pick
Chris and Catherine Gahl Garret and Janet Pick
Jonquil Simmons Sheila Sanders
Aya Trustman Dorothy Ako
Time: After 10:00 a.m. service
Food: Fruit and Pastries Trays - provided by the E Team
Leis: Linda Cluney will order / E Team members will present leis at service
Assignments: Fruit Trays - Garret and Betty
Pastries Tray - Susan and So Young
Coffee - set up by So Young
Fellowship Team (Michael and Thea) will be invited to help host the reception
Picture Directory - Susan reported that Olan Mills no longer does business in Hawaii. Pastor Russ will check with other pastors to see if other congregations have recently done a picture directory.
Update on CBTS Website - Garret provided additional training to the team on using the webpage.
Bibles for Japanese Weddings - The Wedding Team is looking into the possibility of purchasing bibles (in Japanese) to be presented to couples following their wedding as a gift from CBTS. The E Team supports the idea and feels this is an excellent form of evangelism. The bibles will also include a cd containing information about the Christian wedding service and the Lutheran Church in Japan.
Review of Inactive Members
The committee reviewed the current list of inactive members. In March, Pastor Russ will send a letter to each inactive member who has not worshiped at or made a contribution for two years to CBTS in order to determine their interest in remaining iinactive members.