Dear Gethsemane Members:
During the last two and one half years many hours have been given by generous
church people in accessing the needs of Gethsemane to move into the future
and remain a vital source for God’s work in this world. We are now ready to
share the plan that will meet our needs for the years ahead. This plan focuses
on maintaining the facilities with much needed repairs and adding more viable
space and aesthetic aspects that will modernize and update our facility.
In many ways the church should always remain the same. Such as the call to
mission, a place to hear the word of God, a place to share in the acceptance of
people who love you and care for you in Christ’s name. There is no doubt Geth-
semane does that and does it well.
This community is changing. People are changing. When looking for a church
not only are individuals looking for the things mentioned Gethsemane is doing
well, they are also looking for a place that is physically comfortable, safe and
attractive.
It is believed by the Administrative Council the financial cost is within the reach
of Gethsemane and the work to be done will allow for the long term viability of
the church and its ministries.
On October 4, at both services, we invite you share in the unveiling of the plan.
Immediately following the first and second services on October 4 and October
18 there will be detailed informational sessions to become better acquainted
with the project and allow for questions. Please plan to attend one of these
sessions. If you are unable to attend, please contact the office and every effort
will be made to provide you with the information.
Mark your calendar as on November 1, following one service at 10:15am, there
will be a congregational meeting and vote by Gethsemane UMC members as to
the direction Gethsemane will take.
The future of Gethsemane is in your hands.