Report on the 2007 Annual Meeting
The Vermont Conference Annual
Meeting was held in Castleton, VT from May 31-June 2, 2007. There were just under
300 people representing the whole state present at the event. The weather
was great and many said it was the best meeting they had been to in years.
The following story and pictures give a small synopsis of the weekend. I apologize
if your computer can’t handle the pictures, we wanted to try and share
this great event with as many as possible, and encourage everyone to attend
next year. Thanks!
Annual Meeting Notes: '07 at Castleton. Vermont throws our own 50th birthday
party for the UCC. Dinner together and dancing to Mark LeGrand and the music
of the 50's kicked off a weekend of celebration, fellowship, fun, worship,
and some business, too. We caught a glimpse or two of these 50 years of our
life together in a wonderful photo exhibit organized by Bob Eddy. We honored
folk who have been to most of the last 50 annual meetings. We commissioned
a Conference Minister Search Committee, and voted in officers. We received
encouraging financial reports and voted for a balanced budget. And in a keynote
address by Rev Elizabeth Nordbeck and sermon by Rev David Schoen we were challenged
to recognize who we are today and to move forward while remembering to learn
from our past.
Since she will have left us by Annual Meeting '08, we took a moment to thank
our Interim Conference Minister, Rev Susan Henderson, for her outstanding
and faithful service.
And most importantly we
came together again as the Vermont Conference United Church of Christ to worship
God, in old and new ways, in song and word and sacrament. Thanks Be to God!
(Mark your calendars!
The next Annual Meeting will be Thursday May 29th to Saturday May 31st at
Castleton State College. See you there!)-Ann Vivian-
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Interim Conference Minister Rev. Susan A. Henderson and Associate Conference
Minister Rev. Pamela Y. Lucas greet delegates during opening session
Conference Mininster Search Committee
Conference President Ann Vivian leads plenary session
Youth Delegates & Leader Rev. John Weatherhogg
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Meeting Planning Committee:
Mike Ford, Chris Heintz, Amy Pitton
(chairperson), Amanda Swoyer, Susan Tarolli, Ann Vivian
Will Burhans, Sam Guarrnaccia,
Sami McRae, Amanda Swoyer, Tracy Weatherhogg