The Grace UMC Long-Term Planning Team invites you to attend a Congregational Planning meeting on Saturday, November 8, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at the church. The purpose of the meeting will be to share the work of the team, and provide members of the congregation the opportunity to identify the needs of the congregation and our surrounding community and prioritize them.
The team has been meeting monthly under the guidance of Rev. Jim Arant, a Congregational Specialist in the SC Annual Conference. We have been using a resource called Twelve Keys to an Effective Church, written by Rev. Dr. Kennon Callahan. During our meetings, we have identified our strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the twelve keys.
Reverend Arant has proven to be a very effective guide in this process and he will be leading our planning retreat. Now it is time to share our findings and to allow the congregation to share input into the next step of identifying needs, and prioritizing them. Your presence will be very important. The more of the congregation is present, the better the response and information will be.
Refreshments and lunch will be served, and child care will be available. To help us plan accordingly, please register in one of the following ways:
Email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org and register.
Call the church office at 864-877-7015, and leave a message.
On behalf of all the members of the team, we ask that you please plan to attend our congregational retreat on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. This is a very important and landmark event in the life of the Grace congregation.
Michael Kenyon, Chair
Robert Cox, Pastorread more