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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.
Sunday, July 8, following worship 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!
There are two more opportunities left to participate in congregational listening sessions to provide your input into our next phase of facility enhancement. You can sign up for one of the sessions below by emailing or by calling the church office (770) 971-3643 Monday - Thursday.
Wed April 25, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sun April 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (following 5th Sunday fellowship lunch)
We seek and value your input!