Pastor's Note

Pastor's Note

Reverend, Dr. Michael Coppock

A Few Items as We Move into Fall

As we get ready for September and move into the fall months, I wanted to just let you know (and remind you) about several items of importance.

The Finance committee at its last meeting voted that instead of having a fall fundraiser like we have in the past to encourage our members and friends to help us raise an additional $10,000 during the month of September and going through Homecoming on October 10th. We have been very blessed during these times of Covid to be at or near our current budget needed for the year. However, it is always good to be ready for new opportunities on the horizon, and our giving typically goes down during the summer months. Doing this will allow us to catch up with our budget. Additional funds will give us more flexibility in our mission as well as continue our current pace to put us over the top for the year. I hope you will see this as an opportunity to trust and see what God can do through our church.

We are also going to be relaunching our small groups this fall. As of now, we have four small groups that will be available. There will be sign ups for these groups throughout the month of September with an official launch date of October 3rd. Some groups will begin meeting in September based on the host/leader's comfortability with the new Delta variant. It is the hope that this will subside significantly in the next few weeks so that by the beginning of October we will be able to launch fully. More information will be available throughout the month of September.

Our new fall book club will be starting on Monday, September 13th. If you have not signed up and would like to a part of the group, please go to our Facebook page, and look for the post about the sign up or it will also be in the weekly edition of the Methodist Messenger every week. If you have already told me that you would like to be a part of it, please go ahead and sign up online as well. This will help me to have all the names and emails together in one place. If you do not have a copy and have not purchased it, I will be sending out a link through Amazon next week for all who have signed up to buy the book to be sent to your home.

The fall is always a busy time as school starts back, and we get into routines. I hope that you will take the time to participate in one or more of our opportunities that we will have for growth and discipleship.

Blessings,
Pastor Michael