Greetings Louisburg UMC,
I hope that you are having a great week!
Thank you to all of you who came last Sunday to the Church Conference. In case you were not able to make it, here are a few of the highlights:
A building plan has been put together by Rose Design Build. Attached with this email are a few of the pictures of the new building. It was designed with our needs of space, parking, storage, and classrooms in mind.
- Motion was made and approved by the Church Conference to move forward with the Better Together Capital campaign to raise money to get the building going. We currently have $290,000 saved toward the new building. The hope with the Better Campaign is that we can raise $600,000 so that we can fund most of the building over the next 3 years. Once the building is built, and we have completed the Better Together campaign in three years, we will hold 1 final campaign to pay off whatever debt would be left.
- Separate from the Better Together campaign, we hope to raise money to put in a new electronic sign at the street. Currently, we are getting bids on putting in an electric sign. The first estimate puts the cost at around $20,000. When discussed at the Church Conference, 3 families committed $1,000 each to the sign which only leaves about $17,000! Let us know if you would like to contribute!
- The official kickoff for the campaign is on Sunday, September 12. We will have one (1) service at 9:30am, followed by an introduction to the campaign, campaign team meetings, and then lunch.
If you have any questions or concerns about the building, the Better Together campaign, or anything else, please let us know.
I am looking forward to seeing you this Sunday as we continue our Kingdom sermon series! This week our theme is "God as Coach." One of the best parts of sports is to watch a team over the course of a season being led by a great coach. In many cases, the coach has the vision and ideas for getting everything out of the players and working with them to succeed as individuals and as a team. To achieve this goal, many times the coach might have players pushing themselves and doing things that are uncomfortable. Why? Because the coach can see the whole picture, of the whole team, as well as gifts that the players might have that they haven't even recognized. In our spiritual lives, God is our coach. What does that mean for us as we live our lives as part of God's Kingdom? Join us at 8:30 or 10:30 on Sunday, in-person through the live stream to find out!
Our church is hoping to have a float in the Labor Day parade this year. If you would like to ride or walk in the parade. Please reply to this email or sign up at the Connection Point.
See you Sunday!
Rev. Bradley Wheeler