Blue Ridge UMC Weekly Update – Week of October 7th
Charge Conference – held on October 7th at Ellijay UMC – All necessary items were presented and approved – Pastor’s salary for 2019 and Lay Leadership for 2019.
Church Council – scheduled to meet on October 18th – this meeting will be the first where all the leaders will be meeting together on one night. The committees and boards will meet to conduct their business for an hour, then gather as a council to conduct church business. This approach could streamline the decision-making process and reduce the number of volunteer hours used for meetings.
Stewardship Campaign to begin on October 21st – the schedule is as follows:
October 21st & 28th – Stewardship packets will be available for pickup at the worship services.
October 29th – Packets not picked up are mailed.
November 4th & 11th – Commitment Sundays
November 15th – Church leadership meets to approve budget for 2019.
December 2nd – Budget shared with the congregation.
Building Committee – met October 8th – received news from the builder that the project cannot be trimmed any more that has already been done. The Committee approved a 3% increase in the project and prepared for its first draw on construction funds.
October 3rd – Cake auction raised over $2,000.00
october 17th – Fellowship Dinner – make your reservations by Tuesday at noon.