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A Recipe for “Food for Thought”

A Recipe for “Food for Thought”

I asked Mark Hampton if he were going to include any recipes in his “Food for Thought” series in our Bespoken podcast. When he said no, he wasn’t planning to, I thought I REALLY MUST. So, as a light-hearted contribution to the topic, I submit the following recipe for...
The Value of Hearty Discussion

The Value of Hearty Discussion

This past week saw the first meeting of the new Board of Deacons. I always love that particular meeting because it is the first chance to see what the basic personality of the group will be. Is it chatty? Quiet? How many devil’s advocates are there (so to speak – no...
Report on the 2019 Annual Meeting

Report on the 2019 Annual Meeting

On Sunday afternoon, 145 members of CHBC gathered to celebrate what God has done in our church over the past year, and to lay the groundwork for our upcoming season. We thanked Dwight Thomas, Kimberly Ulmer, Charlie Watson, and Tom Kemble for their service as elders...
How Our Church Organizes the Budget for the Next Fiscal Year

How Our Church Organizes the Budget for the Next Fiscal Year

Some of you know that I love my work with the finances of our church. I love numbers and spreadsheets generally, and I love seeing how our ministries thrive when resources are available. The tool that we use to guide our spending is our operating budget.  The Budget...
What Is the Purpose of the Annual Business Meeting?

What Is the Purpose of the Annual Business Meeting?

Each year, CHBC holds an Annual Business Meeting. This meeting is required by our Bylaws, and is a great opportunity for members to participate in some vital decisions for our church. As well, non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about some...