A Note From Pastor Davidby Pastor David Alexander
Dear First Family,
I know you have so many emails to read, but I hope you will take a few minutes to hear how you can help us prepare for what’s next!
I write to you today from the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. I am here representing our church and our Annual Conference meeting and interviewing students for future pastoral leadership in our area.
Two of the students I’ve met with are M’Kenna Gillespie and Cassidy Baas as well as her husband Nathan. Cassidy worked in our Student Ministry and Guest Services areas and M’Kenna did an internship with us last summer under Pastor Tina’s leadership. You should be proud of how our church has helped both of these young women find and begin pursuing their call to ministry.
I will fly back this afternoon just in time for Stephanie and I to be a part of our first Couples Ministry Date Night this evening.
As you know, on Sunday, April 22nd, I shared a presentation about the plans developed by our Building Planning Team. If you did not get the chance to see that presentation, you can watch it here on our website.
This Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm in our Chapel we will have another Q&A session regarding the future facility plans developed by our Building Planning Team.
Additionally, we have put together a Case Statement for you which outlines the scope of the initial projects we hope to accomplish. I want to encourage you to review this document.
On May 20th immediately following our 11am worship services, we will hold a Church Conference in our main sanctuary. The purpose of this gathering will be:
- Seek authorization from our church body for a Capital Campaign this fall to raise funds for this initial work.
- Seek approval for the purchase of the 1.13 acre property and office building at 951 N Walnut Creek Drive which we intend to use to free up additional ministry space on our campus.
- Authorize our architect, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, to begin construction drawings so that we can more accurately determine project costs.
Here is what I am asking you to do today.
Below you will find a link to a survey put together by Horizons Stewardship who is helping us prepare for a potential capital campaign. Your input is a vital part of determining the readiness of our church to take this next step.
This is a confidential survey. None of our church leaders, including me, will see your name attached to your response. I want to encourage you to respond both prayerfully and honestly with your insight.
We would appreciate your response as soon as possible, but no later than May 14. If you have questions about the survey, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally today, I want to remind you that this weekend the United Methodist Women are selling live mums in celebration of Mothers’ Day. These plants will be placed in all of our worship services next weekend on May 12th & 13th. The cost is $15 each, with all proceeds benefiting Feed the Kids for Summer and Metroplex Women's Clinic. You can also purchase these online.
I look forward to seeing you in worship this weekend as we share the final week in our current series, What’s Next?
Grace & Peace,