To all interested families and friends,
Since you have expressed an interest in staying connected regarding the new church, we wanted to provide you with a quick update of where we are in this process.
First of all, we want to thank you for trusting us, the Leadership Team and Pastor George. At the initial meeting, Pastor George asked you to trust the leadership team to quickly make timely decisions. Such has held true and will continue to be so for the near future. Please continue to pray for the leadership team, that we pursue and act on God’s wisdom and discernment.
Speaking of the Leadership Team, such has been established to collectively help organize certain aspects of the new church. The leadership team has been meeting each week and plans to continue meeting weekly for the foreseeable future to plan, evaluate and coordinate the launch and growth of our church. Those on the leadership team (they have committed to serve in such roles through the remainder of 2014 and until a church structure is in place): Aaron and Amanda Griesheimer, Tom and Angie Hilbert, Jean Webb, Brad and Jennifer Kazmaier, Larry and Darlene Brewe, Dennis and Billie Kramme, Grace Webb, and Pastor George & Kelly Dohm.
Those serving as church officers during this time include (these positions are needed for legal and financial purposes):
Chair: Aaron Griesheimer
Vice-Chair: Angie Hilbert
Recording Secretary: Jean Webb
Treasurer: Brad Kazmaier
Financial Secretary: Darlene Brewe
Currently, the top priority is finding a temporary location to begin worship services and the coordination of resources, equipment, etc., which will enable Sunday Worship and Children’s Christian Education to occur.
You are invited to a potluck dinner on Sunday, June 8, 5pm, at the Washington City Park Pavilion (adjacent to the City Swimming Pool). There is a playground there for young ones.
We will plan on gathering at 5pm on the 8th. At 5:15pm the leadership team will bring you up to date regarding the known specifics of what, where, when, etc. We will plan to eat and continue conversations at 6pm.
Some items to be shared will be:
· Church Name (for reservations, 501c.3 application, insurance application, etc.) a name was chosen out of the dozens of suggestions you submitted. The name will be unveiled on the 8th.
· Church Logo Contest– a contest will be announced to create the church logo, based on Church Name, Mission, etc.
· Worship Location – beginning June 29. We are hoping to have this finalized and all needs determined.
· Ways to Serve – We want to provide opportunities for everyone to do something, based on your gifts and passions, to make our church as strong as possible, without it leading to burnout. You’ll be able to sign up to serve on the 8th.
Please communicate the above information – and the Potluck Invitation - to others who might be interested. ALSO, if you have questions/concerns, please reply to this email and we will seek to answer them. We look forward to seeing you on the 8th.
We sincerely thank you for your interest in, and excitement for, our new church home and we ask for your prayers as we strive to achieve God’s plan for all of us.
Your Church Plant Leadership Team