Annually, at church, we have a so-called “Family Meeting” before the AGM or church member meeting. It started a few years ago. I think the original intention was to let the church member get a feel or notice about what will be going on with deacon board and the pastor’s director. And it was also for the deacon board to get a feel for how the church members are thinking and ask for comments and feedbacks.
The funny thing about this year’s “Family Meeting” is that it was scheduled during the Chinese New Year holiday when many people would be busy visiting families and friends, or go on vacation. As a result, unlike usually, the number of people attending this year’s Family Meeting was less than before. The ones who were here are the devoted ones.