Dear Church Family,
It’s great to be back sharing with you what has happened since the last PCC meeting and the APCM on the 26th April as well a little of the life of the PCC and the people in It.
The PCC began with reflecting on some of God’s word and for His help as we discussed and made decisions on the way forward for our church. God has been extremely faithful during this pandemic and we continue to be grateful for his spiritual and financial provision. Our prayers were focussed on the changes that need to happen and that God would direct our hearts and minds to His will for each item.
We began the discussions around the future of our Youth, Children and Families ministry. It had been recommended that we advertised for a full-time children’s team leader, this would be in addition to our current youth team leader and together they would lead the Youth, Children and Families ministry. This will have significant financial and ministerial implications so please pray that the right person for this post will be found. Please also pray about your response to Dan’s request to consider increasing your giving to help fund this post and that our church family can see this as a worth while investment in the future of our young people.
Our buildings’ projects have stepped forward and 5 sketches are available to look at. We’d love to hear your feedback. The plans and a feedback form are on our website.
Our external missions’ partnerships were explored, it was agreed to add Myanmar and CPAS to the missions we already support and the PCC agreed an additional £2k to be given in 2021.
Another focus was how we continue to nurture our digital engagement online, Dan, our vicar proposed a new Digital Communications Worker, working 5 hours a week.
Whilst this sounds like a lot of hard work, at the APCM we were blessed with more people willing to join and now have a full team on the PCC, Thank you God for these people and the gifts they are going to bring to the group.
The meetings can be tough sometimes but we have to adapt to face these challenges. We may suffer but it is for the glory of God and His holy church that we battle on in prayer and fellowship.
Nothing worth having is ever easy!
“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
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