|Posted by Clay Oglesbee on August 26, 2016 at 1:45 AM|
Friends at the First UMC in Red Wing,
Pastor Pam Armstrong and I, and the Executive Committee, just want to remind you that an informal gathering of members and friends of our church will be offered on Sunday, August 28 after 9:30 worship. We wish you would join us for conversation.
The town hall is not a Biblical expression, but it has been defined in America and Canada as "an informal public meeting, function, or event derived from the traditional town meetings of New England. Typically open to everybody in a...community and held at the local...building, attendees generally present ideas, voice their opinions, ask questions of the (leaders).... Attendees rarely vote on an issue or propose an alternative to a situation....
So, please come to celebrate our summer's ministries together, to consider proposals from the Executive Committee for changes in our governance and other aspects of the way we are organized,to see our Vision and Plannin Grid (based on your membership promises), to get a head's up on what will be happening in the church this fall--and later in the year, and to make any suggestions you wish. We anticipate formal voting on some parts of the Executive Committee plans later this fall.
You will also be given opportunity to purchase a key study book to be used by the entire church, We Make the Road by Walking, to sign up for a small group study on this book,and to sign up for consideration on the nominations process for terms of ministry to begin in 2017.
We are excited to see you in worship on Sunday, beginning at 9:30, and then please join us for refreshments and conversation in the upper fellowship hall.
Pastor Clay Oglesbee
Pastor Pam Armstrong