Special Called Business Meeting

September 17, 2020 | Letter to the Congregation
From: Dr. Jim Everette, Chief of Staff and Associate Pastor
Regarding: Special Called Meeting of the Church

On August 26, 2020, church members received notice of a Special Called Meeting of the Church to receive a recommendation from the Leadership Council to repeal the current Constitution and Bylaws and adopt a proposed revision and five (5) provisos. The email included links to the current Constitution and Bylaws, the proposed revision and provisos, and a letter from Dr. Janelle Rhyne, Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee elected by the Leadership Council.

Since that time, we have held our second Congregational Conversation and the Leadership Council received the documented comments and the cumulative results from the questions proposed to the participants. After studying the reports, and having a full discussion, which included our Facilitator, Dr. Randy Ashcraft, the Leadership Council determined that our church should focus during the next few months on the issues expressed during the Congregational Conversations. The Leadership Council then voted unanimously, on September 14, to rescind their action to recommend on September 27, the repeal and adoption of the revised Constitution and Bylaws and the five (5) provisos.

The Church’s current adopted Constitution and Bylaws do not provide for the cancelation of Special Called Meetings; therefore, the Special Called Meeting will take place. However, after being called to order, the Chair of the Leadership Council will present the notice that the recommendation has been rescinded. Since the meeting is for the sole purpose of receiving recommendations from the Leadership Council, no other business may be discussed, and the meeting will be adjourned. It is my hope that this will take only a matter of minutes. After the brief Special Called Meeting at 6:30 PM, we will worship together with music, prayer and a message of hope. The Tailgate Worship Gatherings have been inspiring and provided us with a good time of distanced fellowship together. I hope to see you on September 27 with a smile on your face and the love of Christ in your heart as we continue our mission “to become and help others become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.” <<PDF of LETTER>>

Special Called Business Meeting
Followed by Tailgate Worship Gathering
Sunday, September 27 at 6:30PM
In-Person
Activities Center (outside)
We will practice Social Distancing
Please wear masks
Rain Date: Sunday, October 4 at 6:30PM

Zoom Meeting: (Completed)
Tuesday, September 8 at 7PM

In-Person Meeting: (Completed)
Sunday, September 13 at 5:30PM
Activities Center
We will practice Social Distancing
Please wear masks

September 10, 2020 | Letter to the Congregation
From: Dr. Jim Everette, Chief of Staff and Associate Pastor
Regarding: Special Called Business Meeting

There will be a Special Called Business Meeting of the Church on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at 6:30PM at our First Baptist Activities Center for the purpose of receiving a recommendation from the Leadership Council regarding the repeal of the Church’s current Constitution and Bylaws and the adoption of the Revised Constitution and Bylaws and five (5) provisos. If it becomes necessary to reschedule the meeting due to inclement weather,
this memo provides notice for the meeting to be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at 6:30PM. <<READ MORE>>

August 26, 2020 | Letter to the Congregation
From: Dr. Jim Everette, Chief of Staff and Associate Pastor
Regarding: Proposed Revised Constitution and Bylaws and Provisos

Earlier this year the Leadership Council elected an Ad Hoc Committee to review and make recommendations regarding our Church’s Constitution and Bylaws. Members of the committee are: Jan Rhyne, Chair, Jim Morgan, George Miars, Deborah Phillips, Tannis Nelson and John Daniels, Minister of Administration. They presented their recommendations to the Leadership Council and the Diaconate during meetings this past week. The Leadership Council and the Diaconate voted unanimously to recommend to the Church to repeal the current Constitution and Bylaws and adopt the proposed Revised Constitution and Bylaws and five (5) provisos. <<READ MORE>>