Living Stones Via de Cristo
 


Fall 2018 Newsletter


From the Lay Director

Dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ:


We have endured dismal rainy days for much of the summer in Maryland, but I woke this morning to glorious sunshine!
Oh, the beauty and majesty of the sun! Our Heavenly Father has made things for His glory and for us to enjoy. Weather
conditions remind us of His constant care for us.

Elections and the 2018 Scholarship Drive will be held at our November 17 Ultreya (Bethel Evangelical Lutheran, Manassas, VA).
We will elect several Secretariat members for the upcoming term – Class of 2021 (Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2021). What a
wonderful opportunity to serve Christ in Via de Cristo! For all the positions except Lay Director, nominations will be
taken from the floor and voted on by the community. If you are interested in service on the Secretariat, please contact
me at hhypes2@hotmail.com or (301) 906-7313.

The following positions will be elected in November:
Lay Director – Holly Hypes will step down at the end of her term, Dec 31, 2018
Sponsorship Coordinator – Macon Uskurait filled a vacancy in the previous term and has expressed a desire to
run for this position for the Class of 2021
Weekend Coordinators – Leah and Tink Ellinger filled a vacancy in the previous term and have expressed a desire
to run for this position for the Class of 2021
Outreach Coordinator – Sue Marshall must step down effective Dec 31, 2018, creating a vacancy to complete
the term for the Class of 2019.
Communications Coordinator – Charissa Aclin must step down effective Dec 31, 2018, creating a vacancy to
complete the term for the Class of 2019.
Treasurer – Dave Lambert currently awaiting a replacement for the Class of 2020
Music Coordinator – Rachel Mehaffey has expressed a desire to run for this position for the Class of 2020
In accordance with Article VIII of the Constitution, the Secretariat would like to amend the Constitution, Bylaws and
Standard Operating Procedures to include three additional Cha positions: Registered Agent Cha, Web Cha and Database
Cha
. A vote will be taken at our November Ultreya.
The Registered Agent Cha receives mail addressed to the Living Stones Via de Cristo community and forwards it,
in a timely manner as appropriate, to the Lay Director or Treasurer. This person must be a member of Secretariat and a
resident of the State of Virginia.
The following two Chas are not official members of the Secretariat. They are invited to attend Living Stones Via
de Cristo Secretariat meetings (as are all community members) but cannot vote or introduce motions. These positions
do not normally stand for election, but instead are volunteers who serve at the request of the Lay Director. The role of
various Chas may be, but not necessarily, combined with one of the elected Secretariat roles.
The Web Cha is primarily responsible for maintaining the domain names, website and e-mail services. He/she
also promotes the website through appropriate means and serves the Living Stones Via de Cristo Secretariat and the
community as a technology resource. They lend their expertise and experience to any use of information technology
that would further the mission of the community.
The Database Cha is primarily responsible for maintaining the Living Stones Via de Cristo community’s database.
De Colores! God loves you and so do I!
Holly Hypes


New Logo!

Living Stones VdC has a new logo which you'll be seeing more in the near future.

Many thanks to Eric Marshall for his time and talents in creating it!

PO Box Collection

Living Stones is looking for a volunteer to collect mail from our Post Office Box twice a month at the Dorsey Business Center on Gilford Road - Annapolis Junction, MD.  Please contact Holly at hhypes2@hotmail.com or (301) 906-7313 if you can provide this service to our community.


November Ultreya & Scholarship Drive

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4:30 - 7:00pm for the Ultreya and 2018 Scholarship Drive. This event will be at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran (8712 Plantation Lane) in Manassas, VA.


For more information, click on this link!


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