However, for our next quarterly business meeting on October 20, I am pleading with you to stay after church and attend the meeting. Our Vision Team has been meeting for the past several months and is ready to present to the church what the Lord has laid on our hearts to be our goals for 2014. To emphasize the work of the Vision Team, we are going to hold off on the regular Team reports and stick to only pressing business items and Vision Team presentation.
As we do every time this year, we will present the proposed church budget and the proposed slate of officers and board members for the coming year. You will have time to review and pray about those things until we meet again in November to approve those items. There may be a few other decisions to make such as voting on members, but otherwise, we will save the team reports until the November meeting and stick mainly to the Vision Team Presentation. That way, the meeting should not take too long, and you can get home to your usual Sunday afternoon schedule.
To make this easier for you, lunch will be provided in the Fellowship Hall right after church and then the meeting will take place downstairs. Soul Revolution, our youth group will be providing the meal. To help raise money for future mission trips, your generous donations for the meal would be greatly appreciated.
God has new and challenging things in store for Spinning Road Baptist Church. Our Vision Team, consisting of Glen Baldwin, Bud Koogler, Merry Standridge, Lydia Standridge, Mary Ann Stemley, Simon Warwick and me, has truly felt the leading of the Holy Spirit as He has directed us to develop these goals and we are excited about making our presentation. You will be asked to be in prayer about the presentation and then, as a church body, to approve and adopt these goals at the November meeting.
Please make every effort to be in attendance at this important lunch and meeting, right after church, on October 20. See you there!