1.Church Council Membership: Kerrie Springett welcomed to her first meeting (co-opted until elections can be held at the next Congregation meeting.)
2. Chinese language worship: Worship leader Esther Shih has advised of her departure from EUC. An appropriate thank you to be arranged.
3.Caring: Lesley Bradbury has resigned as Co-ordinator of the Caring Umbrella Group and was thanked for her service leading the pastoral care team. Church Council is grateful that Lesley will continue as a member of Church Council.
4.School Religious Education: Church Council was informed by Peggy Looby that Special Religious Education could not continue at Eastwood Public School due to the lack of an adequately trained and accredited person and COVID19 difficulties. The importance of SRE was highlighted and it is considered a mission priority.
5. Worship: 8.00am - Continue using Zoom, aiming for once a month on-site.
9.30am – Hybrid online and onsite, with morning tea.
Sunday School - Continue face-to-face at 9.30am, with zoom option.
11.00am – New small group mostly Cantonese language, continue as a trial until the end of April.
2.00pm – Mostly mandarin language, in a transitional stage due to Esther leaving.
6.Property: Noted various property maintenance and technology issues to be addressed by the Property Committee.
7.Vision: Planning day, for all staff, church leaders and CC to be held 14 May. Ben Gilmore from UME will assist on the day.
Next Church Council meeting: Thursday 27th May 2022.
Next Congregation meeting to be held on 26 June to:
Adopt a budget for 2022/2023
Elect members for Church Council and representative to Presbytery
Receive annual reports for 2021
If you have any matters that you wish to raise with Church Council, please contact myself or any other members: Emma Jarvis (Council Chair), Janelle Dodd (Treasurer), Rev. Dr. Amelia Koh-Butler (Minister), Rev. Tennyson Chan (Minister), Lesley Bradbury (Caring), John Brunton (Vision), Sylvia Huang, Jermaine Yan (Chinese worship), Jason Masters (Congregation rep), Mark Leal, Kerrie Springett.
Linda Brunton Congregation Chair