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Next Steps for REACH and the ECUMC building project

Excitement continues to grow as East Cobb UMC completes phase two of its facility enhancements. The REACH campaign is nearing its end and the Administrative Council decided to establish the Facility Enhancement Task Force to discern with the congregation next steps for the Building Committee. The task force met March 12 and determined a path forward needs to include as many voices as possible. A timeline was established that includes listening sessions and a church conference.

There are several scheduled listening sessions and you are invited to sign up to be a part of one of these. Dates and times include two sessions each with a maximum of 12 people in each session. We will offer more sessions if more people sign up to participate. 

Two task-force members will facilitate each one-hour session and will follow the same format:
• Background information- recap money raised, Completion of Phase I and II
• Current situation - recap church-wide survey, core values/priorities, cash on hand
• What’s next - open discussion and brainstorming highest priority facility needs, fundraising options, session recap

Saturday, May 12, task force meeting from 9-noon to evaluate the process and assimilate information gathered at the listening sessions for making recommendations to the congregation.

May 16 at 6 pm in the Sanctuary - follow up listening session with initial results
May 20 at noon- follow up listening session with initial results

The Facility Enhancement Task Force will then convene one more time to create a single recommendation to take to Trustees, Finance, and Administrative Council.

In August,  the Facility Enhancement Task Force will bring its recommendation to a called Church Conference at which a church wide vote will be taken to approve/disapprove the plan. All current members of ECUMC who are present at the meeting are eligible to vote at the Church Conference. Guests and former members are not voting members of the Church Conference.

We hope you will find a convenient date to participate in a listening session. We hope you will pray for this process. We look forward to hearing from you!


Facility Enhancement Task Force presentation
1PM in Room 103 following Pastor Nanci's reception.  The task force will present recommended next steps following the end of the three-year REACH campaign.