Sunday evening October 15 from 6:00-8:00 we will have our annual meeting at FBC Pembroke. This year in addition to those items we typically deal with in our business session, we will hear from our Strategy Planning Team. They present to us the Vision, Priorities and Goals the Lord has laid upon their hearts for us to engage in the next three years. Prior to the meeting each church will receive a printed packet of these items. These packets will also be available at the Annual Meeting for those who attend. The Strategy Planning Team and I are excited about what God is calling our association to do between January 2018 and December 2020 as we seek to fulfill our associational mission of helping our churches fulfill the Great Commission. I hope you will work to have messengers from your church at this meeting.
If the Strategy Planning Team’s presentation is adopted, the Executive Council will make a motion that we form a Constitution and By-Laws Committee to update our current Constitution and By-Laws so they align with the new Strategic Plan. This committee will consist of the Associational Missionary, Moderator, Vice-Moderator and four other people whose names will be presented at the meeting.
Again this year we will have the Baby Comfort Station (BCS) at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair from October 16 – 21. The BCS offers those with small children a comfortable place to change their diapers. It also provides a private place for nursing mothers to feed their baby. In an effort to share the Gospel with those utilizing the BCS we have purchased 250 Jesus DVDs. Each DVD has multiple audio tracks in numerous major world languages. Hopefully anyone coming to the BCS will be able to watch the DVD in their native language. If you would like to volunteer and have not called Nancy at the Associational Office please do so as soon as you can.
Again I want to thank you for your prayer support as I have been recovering from knee replacement surgery. I “graduated” from Physical Therapy on September 14. My left knee flexion was 0 (meaning my leg was straight) to 122 degrees. In mid-September I preached for the first time since July 16. Prior to my surgery when I preached I would often need to sit on a stool because the pain in my left knee was so bad. On September 17 I preached an entire sermon without sitting on the stool one time. I am thankful to the Lord for bringing healing to me!
Serving alongside you,