Good Folks, it is Friday, August 28, 2015.
A few weeks ago, the chairperson of Trustees shared with the congregation that some repairs to our church campus and parsonages are necessary at this time. The Administrative Board, after church last Sunday, approved two important resolutions: launch a Capital Campaign: Campus Revival–to help raise funds for needed repairs and maintenance, and: to call for a Church Conference for the sole purpose of borrowing the funds necessary to complete the repairs. As of the writing of this epistle, what is known is that the goal of the Capital Campaign–Campus Revival: $500,000. How much will be raise will be determined on the over-and-above gifts from church members. How much is borrowed will be determined on gifts/pledges to the campaign. Remember, our annual stewardship campaign will begin in November for 2016 budget.
What is unknown is the date and time of the church conference. That will be set by our District Superintendent, Reverend Cammy Gaston.
The Trustees Committee has been so faithful in their responsibilities in ensuring that the church grounds are safe, secure and welcoming (hospitable); however, what is needed is more than bricks and mortar, but the continued faithfulness of this church to its mission and ministry in the community.
We get involved in church by a personal invitation, an advertisement, or a special event that made you want to come and visit, and then make a conscious decision to stay and become part of a community of faith. There is something here that grabs your spiritual attentions and holds it… We gather for worship, study, and create social groups, get involved in missions across the street or the other side of the world. We feed the hungry, help put shoes on children and give bags of groceries. We are blessings to so many because we have been blessed.
God has given us purpose and we make a difference. This is never done for self-aggrandizement, but to the honor and glory of God.
Be prepared, you will be invited to participate in the upcoming Campus Revival Capital Campaign. Pray how you will be part of this event.There is no Plan B.
On Another Note (OAN): This coming Sunday is the last of the Sermon Series: “Unexpected.” You have witnessed the two pew sections roped off; testimonies instead of sermons. What will be next? My advice, be prepared to be blessed and expect the unexpected.
See you Sunday.
Betsy gets the official welcome in the foyer at 10:00—10:45a.m.