Pledge Update for 2018
We continue to receive pledges for 2018 and urge each household to fill out pledge cards and hand them in. Our Budget Committee will be putting together the budget in the next few weeks for us to review in January and our pledged income is a significant part of our budget. If you have any questions please speak to Vice Moderator Randy VanDeventer who is Chair of Budget; or speak with bookkeeper Celina McHugh or Treasurer Barb Bonzo for information about your current or future pledge. Many thanks to all who are working to complete their 2017 pledges.
CROP Walk Update
We received a letter thanking us for the $1125 that FCC raised at this year's CROP Walk. Overall $26,058 was raised and 1,000 canned goods were received to help local food pantries. Many thanks to all who walked and sponsored others this year!
Update on the sale of our building
Since the vote on Nov. 5th to sell the building, Carl Whidden, our realtor, has met nearly every business day with Cal-Coast, the buyer, at the church. Cal-Coast has sent the earnest money deposit to escrow and has brought in their architects, designers, contractors, and also an official from the historical society to evaluate the building for historical landmark status and to determine which rooms are going to be designated historical. Cal-Coast still needs to complete a review for permission to build in certain locations, an environmental study and several additional city requirements. Their intent is to turn the building into a hotel.
In addition to Carl's work, several staff and leaders at FCC (Carl, Elizabeth, Sallie, Celina, and Grace) have supplied over 20 different documents needed to move the process forward. Progress is being made. We are pleased to report that all is well. We will continue to keep you posted on the sale. We will continue to reside in our building through 2018.
- Moderator Elizabeth Lanski
Bad Weather Shelter Update
We have been informed that the Bad Weather Shelter will be open two months this year - January and February. We will attend the planning meeting this month and select two dates for our folks to prepare the meal. Details will be forthcoming after that. Thanks to Discipleship Ministry for coordinating this effort.