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A Note From Pastor David

by Pastor David Alexander
A Note From Pastor David

Dear First Family,

I want to begin today by reminding you of our important Church Conference gathering which will take place this Sunday at 12:30 pm in our main Sanctuary. This meeting will include an update on our capital campaign, the work of our building planning team, as well as a recommendation for next steps to be brought before our entire church body from our Executive Lay Leadership.

All are welcome to attend and all members of our church are eligible to vote.

For those members who may be out of town this weekend, you will also have the chance to vote on the recommendations. Here is how. We will stream the Conference on our website. At the time when the vote is called, you may send your vote to vote@fmcm.org. Please include your name on that email.

Please note that per our Book of Discipline, you may only vote within the window of time when the vote is happening at the Church Conference. In other words, you cannot cast a vote before the conference or after voting has concluded.

And speaking of membership, we celebrate that within the last week we baptized 19 individuals including 17 young people from our Confirmation class and welcomed 71 new members to our church family. The names of each Confirmand, as well as those who joined at our Starting Point gathering on Wednesday, are listed below. Please join me in welcoming these new members.

There is one more thing I want to make sure you have on your radar. On Sunday, May 12th at our 11am service we will be honoring Teresa Sherwood who has served on our staff in our missions area for more than two decades. Teresa is retiring from her position as our Global Ministries Director and we are looking forward to honoring the incredible contribution and impact that she has made to the mission and ministry of our church family.

I look forward to seeing you in worship this weekend as we continue our Greater message series!

Grace & Peace, 
Pastor David 

Names of Confirmands
Jake Anderson             Kylie Key                    Andrew Price
Sophie Blackburn        Brody Kiedinger         Sawyer Roberts
Sydney Bolton             Maelynn Lovelace      Peyton Salinas

Vicky Carr                    Hannah Mabe             Jordan Scott
Bella Castaldo             Eva Marcucci              Madelynn Sheffield
Tyler Conrad                Isabella Martin            Megan Snyder
Allen Crabtree             Nathaniel Martin          Claire Soward
Taylor Crockett            James McAmis           Will Stanton
Jackson Dyer              Averyann Moore          Lillian Stoglin
Abigail Erlandsen        Alyssa Morton             William Thompson
Samantha Ferguson    Lucas Neef                  Andrew Thornhill
Audrey Fortner            Mason Nickens            Lauren Tonihka
Jewel Foster                Aidan Noyes                Thijs vanBeurden
Ty Gery                        Preston O'Loughlin      Carson Vogelsang
Tyler Hardin                 Mark Onyango              Katie Marie Warren
Alyssa Harding            Sophia Patterson          Robert Warren
Alexander Hazen         Gracyn Peatrowsky      Cole Weatherford
Blake Hinerman           Kate Phillips                 Trey Yacenda
Story Johnson             Roxye Pierce                Emma Young
Kaitly Keel                   Hailey Plumlee

 

Welcome New Members!
Brandi & Steve Carter
Helen & Leslie Douglas
Crystal & Bobby Gonzales
Alex & Shane Larsen
Jennifer & Steve Stehlik
Rodshetta Smith
Michael Soto