News and Announcements for the Week of April 5

We celebrate the baptism of Autumn La’Shea Townsend . Baptism marks her acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the beginning of her new life in Christ, the gift of the Holy Spirit upon her, and her initiation into Christ’s Holy Church. Baptism is one of our two sacraments in The United Methodist Church, along with Communion. Baptism is a means of God’s grace, an outward sign of God’s inner work of grace — in which we put off the old, renouncing sin and the evil powers of the world, and pledging our loyalty to Christ.

For more information on our understanding of baptism, visit http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/baptism.

For worshippers interested in renewing the promises they have made at their baptism, we invite you to participate today during the worship service in the Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant and the Baptismal Remembrance . If you have not received the sacrament of Baptism and are interested in doing so, please talk with Pastor Dan to arrange a time.

Trustees will meet Tuesday, April 7 , at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please be present for this meeting to reach the needed quorum for the meeting to occur. Team members are: Jack Hurlbert (chair), Donnie Rader, Teresa Webb, Joe Kennedy, Earl Smith, Jane Riley, Dan Ronquillo, Elaine Good, Bruce Stewart, Dan Gray.

Called Church Council meeting, Thursday, April 9, 6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall, to give final consideration to the terms of the loan for purchase of the Cowan property, including mortgaging existing properties. All are welcome to come and voice opinions, though only Church Council members can vote. Church Council members are: Beverly Smith (chair),  Betty Malone, Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Lydia Thompson, Alicia Ronquillo, Herman Carrier, Kim Lunden, Jin Lane, Samantha Gray,  Wendy Finney, Brian Ronquillo, Dan Ronquillo, Josh Hodges, Melissa Perkins, Joan Williams, Tony Lundin, Jane Bellamy, April Hodges, Dan Perry, Betsy Carrier, Jack Hurlbert, Bobby Thompson, Bret Finney, Elaine Good, Dan Gray.

Regular Church Council meeting, Sunday, April 19 , 4:00 pm, Fellowship Hall. This is our regular quarterly meeting. All are welcome to come and voice opinions, though only Church Council members can vote.

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