Last Monday evening we held our annual MAP informational meeting and unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. Thank you to everyone who made the special effort to attend and to those who the weather kept at home we understand and appreciate your wisdom. I am available to answer any specific questions that you may have with regard to the 2020 MAP, but for now let me give you some of the highlights from last Monday’s meeting. The 2020 Ministry Action Plan that is presented for your approval on December 8th totals $943,789 which statistically is no increase over our current year. Of this total, almost 20% goes to support our benevolent ministries of Missions and the Neighborhood Care Center. Financially our church continues to be very strong and debt free. Current year giving is trending lower than last year but we fully expect for this year’s giving to fully fund this year’s MAP with some extra to add to our cash reserves. There are several capital and deferred maintenance projects that are not included in the MAP but instead will be funded out of cash reserves.
While we are on the topic of money, each year FCC collects three special offerings (Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas). This year our Thanksgiving offering will go to the Clinton Area Ministerial Association. CAMA funds help provide financial crisis relief to families in DeWitt County, Maroa, and Heyworth. CAMA funds are run through the Neighborhood Care Center where our goal is to not only provide some financial relief to families but to also cover them in prayer and love them in the name of Jesus. Would you consider making a donation to this wonderful ministry and partner with us in making a difference for the Kingdom? More information will be coming about the Christmas offering but it has been designated toward the purchase of a van at the Friendship Center.
There are a couple of special services coming soon. This Friday, November 22 is the Rooted Celebration at 7:00pm. Won’t you consider coming and supporting those who have just completed this ten week experience? You will be blessed with their stories and encouraged by the ways God is moving in our church. Next Sunday November 24th is the annual community Thanksgiving service at 6:00. This service of Thanksgiving will be at FCC this year and Dinelle is coordinating the service. We have much to be thankful for, please come together as a community of believers to celebrate His blessings.
Make sure you are in attendance this Sunday for a Lead Minister Search update!!
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