WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE CHANGE COMING JANUARY 2018
Background: The Elders have conducted two surveys over the past several years regarding our Sunday Worship Service Schedule. The first survey in Spring, 2016, did not reveal a consensus on how we should proceed with any worship service changes. Since that first survey, the Elders and Church Council implemented several “invigorating ideas” and programs in the hopes of increasing attendance at all worship services and making the worship experiences more meaningful.
This Fall, 2017, the Elders just completed the second survey and the results were overwhelmingly in favor of moving to one Sunday morning worship service year round. Over 80% of respondents favored having one worship service on Sunday Mornings. About 60% of the respondents voted for Worship at 9:00 AM with Christian Education Hour at 10:30 AM. The Elders discussed the impact to our current worshipers at the current 8:00 AM and 10:45 AM services and the timing needed to inform all affected volunteer groups about this change.
The Elders unanimously approved the following Sunday worship schedule:
One 9:00 AM regular Sunday Worship Service followed by 10:30 AM Christian Education Hour effective Sunday, January 7, 2018. The plan is to operate on this schedule year round. Special services (ex: Christmas Day, etc.) are still planned for 10 AM. No other changes to Thursday / Saturday and All-Seated services are planned at this time.
We believe that this change will benefit our members by increasing fellowship among our Family of Faith. We understand that this new worship schedule may not take into account the needs of all our members, and we ask for your understanding and flexibility as we implement this change. As the elected spiritual leaders of our congregation, we pray that God will bless our congregation as we move forward in Christian love and encouragement.
COFFEE KONONIA (“fellowship”) will continue, but at a new time, from 10:00am to 10:30am. This is a good way to meet your fellow church members and maybe meet some new faces. Looking forward to seeing you there.