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Newsletter for September 24, 2021
Leadership Council Meeting Highlights from September 19, 2021
Leadership Council Experiment Review
Suggested keeping the current council for the next year and begin rotating members off after another year has passed.
Discussed what the rotation might look like in the future.
Capital Campaign Blitz?
Boiler and A/C in SS Wing
A/C needs replaced on 2nd floor, no quote received yet
Provided financial stats from the past year.
Projections have us at -$3,000/month for the next year.
Property Point Person on Leadership Council
Lori and Tracy have been the people that have been keeping up with property maintenance since Pat left the church.
Need to add an address for folks to send checks in the mail to the slides.
Tracy wants to create a video of how to use Givelify sometime soon.
NKY Pride Nominations
Business/Workplace that is inclusive of the queer community. We have an employee, Elders, Deacons, Trustees, and members
that are LGBTQIA+.
Trustees gave approval to fund the bid from Bonded Lock. Lori is calling to start the work.
Close to completion.
Tracy is working on the grant proposal and has been meeting with folks to gather additional information/resources.
Back door – Tracy’s office
No other damage than what was originally discovered. There have been no additional signs of attempted break in.
Open and Affirming Update – Tracy
Joe Gallenstein and Tracy met with Alliance Q to talk about how to get started.
We may want to have some church members become members of Alliance Q in order to show our support of that ministry.
** for all Zoom meetings, contact the office for participation info. **
TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY
Please join us for Bible study on Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 pm. There is an optional prayer time at 1:45p.
BOOK CLUB Book: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths.
Book club will meet on Sunday, Oct 10, 2021 at 1p.
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEETING
The next Leadership Council Meeting will be Sunday, Oct 17th, 2021 at 7p
The next Elder’s Meeting will be Sunday Sep 26, 2021 at 7p
FAITH IN ACTION TOGETHER
The first Faith in Action Together Meeting will be on Wednesday Oct 27, 2021 7p.
2021 RECONCILIATION MINISTRY SPECIAL OFFERING
The Time Is Always Ripe To Do What Is Right
In Genesis 27, there was a division between two brothers, Jacob and Esau. The division was so severe, Esau wanted to kill his brother, Jacob, for stealing his birthright. Jacob accepted his responsibility for the theft by preparing offerings with gifts of atonement and reconciliation, so they would be able to live a life of peace. Reconciliation is taking action to repair broken relationships. Ministry is an activity carried out to express or spread our faith.
As we share in the vital ministry of giving and receiving reconciliation, we must acknowledge that changes need to be made in our lives. In order to accommodate the requirements of reconciliation, we must have renewed minds. Romans 12:2 tells us, Be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind. II Corinthians 5:18 tells us, All things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. The Apostle Paul tells us, all men become one in Christ Jesus.
Our Father in heaven, I thank you for all our lives and for the gifts of life it provides that we may receive eternal life in heaven. Continue to guide us through our daily journey that we will be reconciled unto you, for a place in eternity. Amen!
Pastor Dennis Gray
The Reconciliation Ministry Special offering is used to fund our Church’s mission imperative to become a pro-reconciling and anti-racist church utilizing experiential education, inclusive worship, and intentional dialogue. Our efforts to promote healing and restoration in the whole family of God are enlivened by funds from this offering. One half of your offering will return to our region for its reconciliation ministries work, while the other half will be used for reconciliation ministries of the General Church.
We would like to invite members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) In Kentucky and its Supporters to help Reconciliation Ministries continue their Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation work through gifts to the Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering.
September 26th and October 3rd are the suggested dates for the Reconciliation Ministry Special Offering to be received in congregations. You may also choose to donate to this offering online.