Dear friends of Guildwood Community Presbyterian Church,
In the fall of 2021, the Future Directions Committee (FDC) was established to carry forward the efforts of the Big Things Committee (BTC). The BTC had been exploring options to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of our congregation, prompted by the deteriorating state of our stained-glass windows and the significant cost associated with their repair.
We, as Session, would like to inform you that the Future Directions Committee has completed their report and recommendations, and the report is ready for the congregation to consider. To facilitate this, we are planning to hold a congregational meeting in June. The proposed date for the meeting is Sunday, June 25 (12–1 PM). Please note that the purpose of this June meeting is solely to present the report of the Future Directions Committee. While you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the report, no decisions or recommendations will be made during this meeting. We want to allow sufficient time for prayer and reflection on the report’s contents. Two additional congregational meetings will be scheduled later this year. The first one is tentatively planned for Sunday, September 24*, where members of the congregation may bring their questions and share their thoughts on the report. The second meeting is tentatively planned for Sunday, November 19*, and we hope to make recommendations during that gathering.
*Dates to be confirmed later.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the members of the Future Directions Committee for their diligent work on this report. We humbly ask for your prayers as the congregation prayerfully discerns how we can continue to serve the Risen Christ through our congregation for many years to come.
Absence of Rev. Moon June 5–19
Note that Rev. Moon will be absent from the office from June 5–19 (for reading and vacation weeks). Rev. Dr. Bob Smith will preach on June 11, and Rev. Helen Smith will preach on June 18.
—Rev. Chuck Moon
A version of this message appeared in the Wednesday, May 31, 2023 version of Tidbits.