5/30/24 InGathering

This Sunday is our InGathering Sunday. This is a celebration & blessing of our pledges. Many of you have already sent in your pledge cards—they will still be blessed just as much. The sermon will be delivered by Dr. Prakash Chenjeri, a professor of Philosophy at SOU. Following the 10:30 service, we will all go out to the green space—for a pot luck luncheon. Plan to bring either a main dish or a side dish—leave in the car during church—then bring it out for our celebration—cake will be provided. Music is planned. This is always an upbeat and exciting time in the life of our church.

At this point, we have received 40 pledges out of a goal of 100. About ¾’s of these have raised their pledge a total of about 20% for the cohort. And so far we have 3 new pledges.

Another big activity that goes on now is preparing a budget for the new fiscal year. We will pass the budget at the Annual Meeting, on June 30th. This is, of course, dependent on the pledges we receive. There are always hopes and dreams tied into a budget—we will see how many of those we can realize.

In addition to InGathering, our Profile is now posted. Here is the link. This is truly an amazing document—so excited to see it complete and available. The next step in the search process is for ministers who are looking for a new assignment to find it.

Indeed, an exciting time in the life of our church.