News and Announcements for the Week of August 15

We celebrate the music ministry of Kim Lundin.  Kim has faithfully served as our Choir Director and Organist for more than a year. Last Sunday was Kim’s last official day. She has resigned the position to allow herself more time with family and to address the professional demands of her full-time teaching work. Kim will continue to be active in the choir and serve God through our congregation in various ways, including continuing as Ministry & Missions Chair. We are so grateful to Kim for her dedicated service and pray that God will continue to bless her and Tony and Mary.

We welcome David Estep as our Choir Director and Organist. While a long time friend of our congregation who has blessed us in many ways, David officially began last Sunday.  David is a wonderfully gifted and talented musician with a large heart for Jesus Christ and His mission through our church. We are so excited to have David join our staff!

Church Council meets TODAY , Sunday, August 16 , at 4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Members are: Beverly Smith, Betty Malone, Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Alicia Ronquillo, Herman Carrier, Kim Lundin, Jin Lane, Samantha Gray, Wendy Finney, Brian Ronquillo, Dan Ronquillo, Josh Hodges, Melissa Perkins, Wilma Boy, Joan Williams, Tony Lundin, Jane Bellamy, April Hodges, Dan Perry, Betsy Carrier, Jack Hurlbert, Bret Finney, Elaine Good, Dan Gray.

A note from Pastor Eddy Sainvil of Haiti:

Hello Pastor Dan, I wish this finds you well, as well for your people and your family. I am still grateful toward you for receiving my wife and I last June at your church. We pray God to bless you more and more as you are so generous toward God’s people. Once again, thank you. May God put on your heart to come down Haiti to bless God’s people.

Yours indeed, Eddy Sainvil

Leadership & Vision Team meets Tuesday, Aug. 25 , at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Please note this meeting is set for the fourth Tuesday. Team members are: Nancy Forrester, Lelia Perry, Bobbie Warden, Beverly Smith, Alicia Ronquillo, Jin Lane, Samantha Gray, Kim Lundin, Dan Perry, Tony Lundin, Jack Hurlbert, Dan Gray.

Traditional Worship Planning Team will meet on Wed., Aug. 26 at 3:15 pm.

News about the status of our district-supported Buffalo Mountain Camp and Camp Bays Mountain (this is one of the ministries we do together through our United Methodist connection):

Our new Camp Director Jeff Wadley has hit the ground running. Since his appointment in June, he has appeared in front of numerous groups.

The Camp Board of Directors has chosen the camp’s new name: Camp Bays Mountain.  Our goal is to host day camps in the summer of 2016. We know this is ambitious, but we are working hard toward making that happen.

The Buffalo Mountain Camp property has been listed for sale. We have several interested parties and we are pursuing those options. At the same time, we hope to close on the Bays Mountain property soon.

Finally, we have hired a consultant to help us in our financial campaign so that we will soon be able to offer the full camp experience.

Please continue to be in prayer for the board, for Jeff Wadley, for our capital campaign, and for all those who will be served and nourished by Camp Bays Mountain.

 

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