First Pres Members and Friends,
You met Wednesday, July 8th and voted overwhelmingly to purchase the property at 3302 W Horatio Street. I interpret the decision as another sign from God that He continues to lead us. We will continue to trust each other and God as we take our next steps.
As a vital next step, many of you are eager to give input into the design of the renovations and new construction. We welcome your contributions and feedback. As the gifted leader Mary Jo Pennino reminded us last night, we are at the beginning of the design process. Please contact her via email if you have ideas!
Several of you have excellent questions about the budget for the purchase, renovation and new construction. I invite you to contact any member of the Session or the Steering Committee, whose emails I list below. If the person you contact does not have the answer to your question, she or he will refer you to the team member who can respond. Repeating what was said last night – between the proceeds from the sale of 412 E Zack Street and a data driven estimate of the proceeds from a congregational fund-raising campaign, we are confident that we can buy, renovate existing space and build new square footage within a balanced budget. The spiritual and business wisdom on our teams will continue to lead us prayerfully and in trust of God and each other.
In the earliest days of the Christian movement, the senior leaders of the church, including the great leaders Paul and Peter, called an important meeting in Jerusalem. Vital issues needed their attention and a decision. In Acts 15:28 we read the following as a comment on the way these Jesus-followers trusted God and each other, “For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us…” We find ourselves in a similar posture. It seems good to us and to God the Holy Spirit that we continue on this path!
Please reach out, ask questions, offer insights.
Pray every day at 7:07 a.m. or 7:07 p.m. or both!
Privileged to be on mission with you,
Fitz Conner, Pastor
Kathy Conner, Pastor
Tom Berry firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Canale email@example.com
Erin Carlson firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooks Cunningham email@example.com
Elizabeth Fueyo firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Hill email@example.com
Tyler Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
David Maddux email@example.com
McLean Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Pearce email@example.com
Baxter Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Burton Tuttle email@example.com
Steering Committee Members:
Kristen Conner firstname.lastname@example.org
David Dunkel email@example.com
Ron Floto firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Harroun Tony@firstprestampa.org
Danielle Mackie email@example.com
Mary Jo Pennino firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Polo email@example.com
Phillip Smith firstname.lastname@example.org