Dear Friend in Christ,
The Rev. Kenneth Melber is now assisting me in pastoral care and will be bringing a fresh, new gospel presence to our sick and home-bound.
Yours in Christ,--Pastor Ken
NEWS FROM THE CHURCH BOARD
The Board is pleased to share that the Constitution and By-Laws have been approved by the congregation during the April 22, 2018 meeting. We would like to thank all members for their support and participation in the meetings.
The Plan of Merger has been completed and will be submitted to the State for approval. Additionally, the Constitution and By-Laws are being reviewed by the Synod and Conference for their approval. This process may take a few months and we will continue to provide updates regarding the status.
While we are awaiting final approval, the Search Committee will be meeting to finalize the Church Profile and begin the search for a pastor.
We pray that the congregation will trust our leadership, and trust that God is working through us. We ask for the congregation’s strength and support to help guide us through this time of transition.
Matthew 7:7-8 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and for the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
We are now moving forward with the search committee meetings with the introduction to become a Federated church. This is very exciting to us to look into this new chapter, we all have spoken about being one as a church opposed to just Lutheran or U.C.C. This gives us the ability to accomplish that, as one of the search committee’s members spoke “Now we would truly be a Union Church”
- With that being said our identity (as a church) will change through this process, which will help the search committee to determine the direction we will move forth in the future.
- The Shared Ministry we adopted has paved the way for this next step for all of us.
- We as a search committee have had numerous discussions about us voting as one, this would alleviate that.
- Please reach out to Board Members as well as Search Committee Members with your questions and we will do our best to find you answers.