AS WE CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND – let us be ever thankful for and remember the sacrifice of those who fought and gave their life in service for our country.
CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING UPDATE:
This past Wednesday night we met for a regular congregational meeting to hear reports and to deal with four recommendations:
- We voted to offer our Bush, Louisiana, property for sale with the proceeds going to debt retirement.
- We added funds to our Security budget to upgrade our security measures.
- We reiterated our plan to renovate Central Hall and to spend approximately $1.5 million. 4. We discussed proposed changes to the by-laws.
The first three recommendations all passed and are self-explanatory. We are excited to begin the renovation of Central Hall where we met for worship from 2001-2018. This will give us a large room to serve multi purposes.
We have increased the security budget by $50,000 to over $100,000/year for obvious reasons and are continually looking at ways to do this more effectively.
The fourth recommendation will be voted on June 28, at 6:45PM in Central Hall. This proposal allows the church to establish a Planning Advisory Team to ensure a smooth transition of future leadership. As this proposal involves a by-law change, it requires a second meeting to vote on these changes.
Our by-laws, as a whole, needs to be updated to reflect current practices. We hope to accomplish this over the next two or three years.