On Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 1:00 p.m., we invite people to take part in a drive-in congregational meeting in the Beautiful Savior parking lot. Our church constitution requires an in-person meeting in May for the election of church council members, and since mail-in and proxy voting is not allowed, we have tapped into the entrepreneurial spirit of our congregation to find a way to make it happen during a time when we shelter-in-place.
We have secured an FM radio transmitter that can be heard from your vehicle in the small radius of the parking lot. Projecting through the transmitter, we plan for just a few people to stand on a hay wagon with microphones that are separated a safe distance to lead the meeting. We will email you a ballot that can be printed in advance and dropped into a bucket as you exit the parking lot.
Also, we invite you to bring a piece of bread from home, since I will preside at Holy Communion during this time and having your own bread will allow you to stay in your own vehicles. Lastly, there will be a 20-minute carillon concert offered by our Minister of Music, Julie, who will ring the bells in the bell tower for all of us to enjoy.
Voting church members will receive the ballot and music program by email at least a week before the meeting. We will mail ballots and programs to those voting members who do not have email.