Once again it is time to reflect on the year that has past, as usual
it has been a busy year. We had something happening in this building
just about every day of the year, that is wonderful and a big
thank-you goes out to all the volunteers who help and participate in
all the activities. There is now two Finish congregations using our
building on a regular bases. At Christmas there was a Norwegian
service as well as the regular Swedish Christmas service. It is nice
to see the other Scandinavian countries use our Church; it brings us
all closer together.
The board held eleven regular and one extra special board meeting. I
would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the board
members for their hard work and dedication to our Church. A special
thank you to Flemming Nielsen, Betty Mortensen and Gerd Mølhøj who
will not be seeking re-election, it has been a pleasure having them
on the Board.
We are working on a few new projects:
Grethe Russell came up with the idea that we should make a
calendar with all the Danish special dates and week numbers as well
as the Canadian dates, some members of the Board have been working on
this for some time now and it will be ready by 2004. We have spoken
to the other Churches across Canada and they are very interested as
well, these should prove to be great fundraisers.
We are sold out of cookbooks, and the ladies have started to
assemble a new book that hopefully will be printed in the fall. Our
previous books have been a great success and another worthwhile
fundraiser. Keep up the good work ladies!
We have just received a letter from Resen Kirke confirming
that they will donate their old pipe organ to us; I wanted
confirmation first before getting everyone’s hopes up. Now we can set
up an Organ Fund for the monies needed to have it sent over.
Last but not least, we are working on a Memorial Walk. It
would start from Jellinge Stenen and curve down towards the
flagpoles and on towards gravhøjen where we would be able to
scatter ashes, and then place a bronze plaque along the walk. We
would build the walk from the flag poles to the gravhøj first, and
as needed we would expand it back to Jellinge Stenen. We will have
a drawing of the plaque at the A.G.M.
In closing I would like to say thank you to all the people who make
this Church what it is, and a very special thank you to Kai and Dee.