A Message From Our Minister


 . .Weekly Newsletter. .

June 28, 2015


Hold That Thought...


The Vision Team has met to review our best options for the next building phase of the Grissom Campus.  And they could not be more excited!  In what turned out to be a pivotal meeting, the team explored many possibilities until one path forward became most obvious.  Those in the room were in full agreement.  And they cannot wait to share with you their unanimous recommendation… including one or two things that are likely to surprise.

At the next Session Meeting, June 29, our elders will hear the recommendation and offer any revisions that are helpful.  Then, at the request of the Vision Team, our Session will call a congregational meeting to hear and to discuss the plan.  Please note that there will not be a vote at this meeting.  The goal is to hear the recommendation in detail, discuss it at length, and respond accordingly.  A final vote would follow in late summer or early fall.

The date was chosen in order to give time to prepare for the presentation, and to allow the second half of the summer for our final Build the Vision commitments.  With so many people in out and out of town during this time of year, the team chose a Thursday night for the meeting.  On July 16, you may well want to come the Grissom Campus for Early Sabbath worship (6:00) before the Congregational Meeting begins (7:00) in Wilkes Hall.  Of course, coming to the meeting only is fine, as well.

The key is to come!  The decision before us is incredibly exciting.  It is also extremely important in the life of our congregation.  We want everyone to hear the revised plan and to voice their views.  Together, we are about to do something that will shape our mission and our ministry for years to come.  So come… and bring your FPC neighbors and friends with you.  Please spread the word so that our entire church family is encouraged to attend.  It will be a night to remember, I promise.




 PS The Education Search Team has a special request for you.  If you know of someone who might be a strong candidate to fill the Family Ministries Director position (Marian Shelton’s revised position), they want to hear from you.  We are looking for someone who is eager and able to organize and lead us in this area of church life (with an emphasis on children and young families).  Experience is helpful. Energy is necessary.  Excitement is required.  For more information, or to suggest names, please contact Jamie Kuykendall kuyken2000@yahoo.com).



Dr. John C. Brearley

Senior Minister