We will conduct a congregational meeting immediately after worship on Sunday, December 7. This will be an informal meeting at which you’ll get a chance to see and comment on the 2015 budget before it is formally adopted by the session. We also will elect officers to the class of 2017. The session values your input and seeks to be responsible stewards of your money. Copies of the proposed budget will be available at least one week prior to the meeting.
Beginning Sunday, Nov. 2, the Board of Deacons will be working with Action Housing Homeless Service again this year. Action Housing assists families in securing public assistance housing, utilities, furnishings, etc. Gifts are purchased for children, but given to parents, allowing them to provide something for their children on Christmas morning. Serves single parents, teen mothers, etc. in surrounding areas. We have had an overwhelming response from the congregation in the past and would like to continue this wonderful project.
Please select a tag from the tree and buy an age-appropriate gift. Money can also be donated to buy wrapping paper, gift bags and ribbon. See any Deacon for more information about the project, for help in selecting a manger tree tag and for gift ideas. Please sponsor one of God’s children.
We would like your UNWRAPPED gifts along with the tag returned to the church by Dec . 7 Thank you for your support of this project.
The Board of Deacons
Good friends of FPCE,
As chair of the Stewardship Committee I have the opportunity to challenge us to prayerfully consider our ways of demonstrating gratitude toward God. You will be receiving a letter from me (and Pastor Michael) soon that talks about this subject. Please look for it. And thank you for your faithfulness.