Congregational Meeting #3 2019

Our third congregational meeting for the year 2019 will be held this weekend (Sunday, September 8 at 6:00 pm) in Central Hall.

Our congregational meetings are important times for us. Our by-laws and our church culture calls for transparency in our meetings. For this reason and because we are congregationally governed, I hope you will join us for this meeting.

In addition to a lot of information about the church, you will be asked to approve a recommendation from the Finance Ministry Team.

The Finance team recommends we accept a gift by a family in the church of a chapel to be built on the three acres bordered by Bricker Rd, Murphy Rd, and Tyler Street (Highway 21). If accepted and approved, construction will begin as soon as possible (maybe by October 1) and will be completed in about a year.

In addition, you will hear plans by the Finance team concerning our building loan. They are in negotiations to extend the length of our loan and possibly to lower rates as well. This does not require congregational approval, but we do need you to know the plans. We will also have other small items which you need to approve.

In every congregational meeting, I also discuss vision and opportunities for our future ministry to our community and our world.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday evening.

 

2 Comments


  1. Alta B Allen
    Sep 07, 2019

    If the chapel is approved and comes to fruition, it will be an answer to a prayer that I have had since we built our wonderful new facility. I have wanted a quiet chapel area that feels like a place where I can go for quiet time in a church. I’ll just get to the point—-where it feels like a cocoon with just the decor that says “come and be with the Lord.”
    Maybe my age is telling on me, but I certainly hope that the chapel will become a reality.
    I am dedicated to the Lord, His Church, the body of Christ. FBCC is is my prayers daily.
    I look forward to the Congregational meeting on Sunday.
    God Bless You


  2. Valerie H
    Sep 08, 2019

    I do not understand why FBC build the new church if people want a “feel” of a church. FBC has a perfectly good “chapel” in the old worship area? If the family really wants to help why don’t they pay off the loan instead of extending it Or better yet build a shelter for adopted kids who are dropped off after they reach 18 hrs old some of whom resort to prostitution or drugs. We have so many needs in the community the money needs to be focused on God’s plan not ours.

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