A Message From Our Minister


 . .Weekly Newsletter. .

November 22, 2015



At a meeting this past week, the Vision Team prepared the path forward for our building program.  Here is the plan, hot off the press.  The important date to put on your calendar is March 6, 2016.  While that sounds like a long time from now, it will get here before we know it.  And there is much to be done between now and then. On that day we will hold our Annual Congregational meeting, which will include the final decision on what to build next. 

The Vision Team listened well to your comments and adjusted the original plan.  Our clear goal is to build the sanctuary and enough support space (music, offices, classrooms) to move onto the Grissom Campus.  Our clear challenge is to raise enough financial commitment to move forward.  The task is well within our reach.  While you will not hear much about this process during the holidays ahead, we will spend the first two months of the new year finalizing our plans and our pledges.  Then, after much conversation and prayer, we will vote on Sunday, March 6. 

So how can you help?  Be in prayer now.  Ask God to be in every part of this exciting process.  Trust that the Vision Team will continue to listen to your interests and your concerns.  Even after we vote to build, there will be time for your comments to shape the final product.  Consider your part in the financial aspect of this project.  If you have not made a pledge, please take a moment to do so.  Your support is essential to this effort!  Materials are available at the offices of both campuses.  If you are able to increase your original pledge, call Diana Ferrell at (843) 448-4496, and she will confidentially adjust your gift. 

Once a few more gifts are pledged we will be able to adjust the giving charts posted throughout the church.  Once we are closer to the 9.5 million target we will confirm the final steps of the process.  Once January gets here we will push to the finish line.  The exciting end is in sight! 

Let me offer a final word on the several special offerings that will be taken between now and the end of the year.  Each year during the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas we present opportunities for you to go the extra mile in your giving.  No one is expected to give to all of these offerings.  Please pick and choose the places to which you would like to give above and beyond your regular giving:  Thornwell Offering (November 19 & 22), Operation Christmas (before December 5), Joy Gift (December 10 & 13), and Habitat For Humanity (Christmas Eve.) Details about each are listed in our newsletter and online.  






 Dr. John C. Brearley

Senior Minister