June 5, 2024 Annual Meeting Recap

Annual Meeting at Chapel Hill Bible Church

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!

Psalm 133:1

I’m reminded of this verse every time we gather as a church family, whether on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings. Thank you to all who came out on Wednesday (June 5, 2024) for our June Membership Gathering, which included our Annual Meeting. The food was delicious, the community was Spirit-filled, and God was glorified through our fellowship together.

Extra thanks to all those who generously contributed their time, talents, bread, desserts, caring hands, and more to make this evening possible for our church family. We say it every time because it’s so true every time… We couldn’t make these events happen without you. THANK YOU! 

For those who were unable to join us, below is a summary of the evening. You are more than welcome to reach out to Erin Bethany, Roddy Dinsmore, or another attendee with questions or for more details.

Next membership Gathering / Wednesday, November 6

Be sure to mark your calendar now for the next Membership Gathering on Wednesday, November 6!

We welcomed over 320 participants, beginning with dinner together and continuing into the main content of the evening’s gathering. Among that number, we easily exceeded the required quorum of our membership.

Stories of God Moving in our Midst / Jay Thomas (Lead Pastor)

Attendees shared a highlight of how God has moved through our CHBC community in the past year by writing it on a sticky note and then sharing their notes around the table. You are encouraged to look at these written monuments of the Lord’s work on display in the main lobby, and you can add to it yourself in the coming weeks to edify others and glorify God together.

CHBC Family Welcomes and Goodbyes / Geoff Grant (Worship Pastor)

We welcomed 20 new members to our church family (those who have joined since our February Membership Gathering), and prayed the Lord’s blessing over 28 departing members. (The summer transitions have begun…)

If you or someone you know will be transitioning out of the area or to another fellowship this summer or fall, please reach out to Pastor Ryan McKee or one of our Elders so we can support you and pray over your upcoming transition as God leads you into new fellowship and work.

Main Annual Meeting Content

  • Leadership Updates and Officer Appointments
    • Five officers were thanked for their faithful service as they transition off of our leadership boards: Mike Dial (E), Ryan McKee (E, continuing as a Pastor but not serving on the 2024-25 Board of Elders, in keeping with the Bylaws policies on staff/lay Elder ratios on the Board), Ginger Carnahan (D), Shiney Deel (D), and Sam Leuice (D)
    • All proposed Elder and Deacon candidates were confirmed for office with a >95% positive vote.
      • Deacon re-elected for a second term: Carol Younkin
      • Deacons elected for a first term: John Amodeo, Jan Hoyle, Linda Schlabach, Alan Bell, Ann Sumner, Jason Van Sant, Hugh Jones, Adam Smith, Maggie Wilkins, Jenn Thomason, Ed Gaunt, Margaret Faircloth, Emily Williams, and David Bordelon
      • Elders re-affirmed for a second term: Aaron Kirtley, Jason Portnoy, Kyle McManamy, and Tao Huang
  • Bylaws Revisions
    • Our membership approved the revised Bylaws as proposed by the Board of Elders with a >85% positive vote.
    • More information, including a comparison of old and new Bylaws documents, can be found here.
  • 2024-25 Operating Budget
    • Eric Rodgers (Treasurer) presented details of the proposed 2024-2025 CHBC Operating Budget, as voted on by the Board of Deacons. Full details can be found here.
    • The proposed budget passed by a majority vote.
  • Table Prayer: Participants spent time lifting these and other things in prayer together.
    • For our Elders and Deacons beginning or renewing terms, that they would serve in the power of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God in their roles and with their spiritual gifts. 
    • That our vision to equip in community for the sake of gospel impact would begin with depth and strength this summer. 
    • For our children to grow in the Lord and for kids to come to faith during Pine Cove City week and for our youth to serve the gospel on their mission trip.
  • Elder & Deacon Commissioning: Pastor Jay Thomas led the membership in calling and blessing our 2024-2025 Elders and Deacons, that they might serve the Lord and His body with joy, integrity, and wisdom in the coming year.

Again, huge thanks to the multitude of hands that prepared food, served the meal, provided desserts and bread, helped lead in Kids Fellowship, and cleaned up!

If you have any questions or comments about any of the above or how you can help for our next membership gathering, please feel free to reach out to Erin Bethany.