May 30 Congregational Meeting

Wednesday, May 30 will be the date of our next Congregational Meeting. This meeting will begin at 6:45 and last for one hour.

The meeting will be more information than voting.

We meet four times a year and give reports concerning attendance, ministries, and finances. If you have had issues with “church politics” in the past, we need you to know that our church does not function in that way.

Most of this meeting will be a report from me to the congregation concerning our building and our building finances. We also discuss where we are in our giving campaign (Forward Capital Campaign) and in the budget for this challenging year.

In the last 15 minutes or so, you will hear a recommendation that the Finance ministry Team be authorized to borrow up $1 million short term to let us continue to finish the Administrative  (Offices) Building and redecorate  the present office area for our Special Friends area. The need for this is a timing issue. When our Forward campaign is complete we should be able to repay the money quickly.

We also want to show you how we are handling our budget while we are adding money for utilities, maintenance, property and casualty insurance, and ministries that are expanding rapidly.

Over the years we have  conducted meetings like this which I called Vision Meetings. This meeting will follow that format and conclude with the brief business portion.

Please join us. We will meet in the worship center and the choir and orchestra will lead us at the beginning of the meeting.

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