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Announcement from the Elders

Hi. My name is Craig Edwards and I’m the current Chair of the Board of Elders here at South Calgary Community Church. On behalf of the Elders, I have 3 items I want to tell you about.

First item: As you might know, Pastor George Ridley–who served as Senior Pastor here for more than 10 years–has stepped down from that role effective April 30 2021.

Due to the public health restrictions in place, we have not been able to get together to celebrate George and his ministry at South Calgary as we would like to do.

The Elders intend to find the most appropriate time and way to have that celebration before the end of this summer. Please stay tuned!

Second item: The Elders are pleased to present Pastor Sam Medeiros as their candidate for the role of Senior Pastor at South Calgary Community Church.

Pastor Sam has been the Acting Senior Pastor for the past years while Pastor George was away on medical leave.

Over those years, we have been blessed by the leadership of Pastor Sam and believe that he will serve South Calgary well as its new Senior Pastor.

A brief biography of Pastor Sam will be posted on our church website soon and an email with a link to it will follow.

As per our Bylaws & Constitution, we will hold a vote on calling Pastor Sam to the role of Senior Pastor. Please read Sam’s biography in preparation for that vote.

If you have any questions or concerns about this recommendation from the Elders, please call the church office and ask that the Chair of the Elders speak with you directly.

Third item: Our semi-Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Monday June 14 2021 at 7:00 pm. Please mark that on your calendar.

Our plan is to hold this meeting using the Zoom video conferencing software unless changes to public health restrictions would allow sufficient members to meet in person. A final decision on which approach will be made and communicated closer to the meeting date.

At that meeting, besides receiving our customary ministry reports, we will be voting on our Q3 budget–covering July-August 2021– and will be voting on calling Pastor Sam to the role of Senior Pastor at South Calgary.

Please be praying now for that meeting.

Thank you for listening to this message. And, as always, if you have any questions, please call the church office or me. May God continue to keep and bless you in these difficult days!

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