CHURCH ORG STRUCTURE, COMMUNICATION, ETC.: In addition to expanding the bulletin to be essentially a weekly newsletter that is handed out on Sundays and emailed out during the week, we’re maintaining our monthly Town Hall Meetings that are open to all and always have a combination of staff and Board members present for presentations and discussion. They’re on the second Sunday or second Thursday of each month, alternating between the two each month on this schedule:
Sunday Feb. 10 – 3:00pm—TODAY!
Thursday March 14 – 6:30pm
Sunday April 14 – 3:00pm
Thursday May 9 – 6:30pm
Sunday June 9 – 3:00pm
FACILITIES UPDATES: 1) The electronic sign at the street malfunctioned in the midst of the weather fluctuations, and we’re working with both the manufacturer and installer to get it up and running. No time table has been given to us yet regarding repairs. 2) The parking lot lights are scheduled this week for repair and upgrade to LED’s to both improve lot safety and reduce energy consumption, so if there are any traffic flow inconveniences, they’ll be worth it :)
TOWN HALL MEETING: Today, Sunday Feb. 10, 3pm in the sanctuary. New Board Chair Jane Roberts will be with us, and we’ll explain current budgeting decisions, responses to ministry needs and communication, and discuss and gather your input on how we need to address the upcoming world-wide United Methodist meeting “General Conference” regarding LGBTQ church membership / marriage / pastors / etc.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING THE MEMORIAL SERVICE OF RACHEL CUNNINGHAM: In the midst of the tragedy and the hugely attended service, we had so many Columbia Heights friends step up to help in so many ways, from parking lot help to sound and video to music to food to passing things out to collecting things – the list could go on and on. Thank you for your expression of service to and love for the entire family and community.
MARY CIRCLE MEETING: The ladies from the Mary Circle would like to invite anyone who is interested, to join them this Tuesday Feb. 12, at 12pm in room 117, for their Circle meeting, they would love to have you!
9:00 SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE SETUP HELP: Facilities manager Gary had been a big help in setting up for this service, but he’s going to be out of commission longer than expected. If you would be able to help early on Sundays or late on Saturdays with table / chair / etc. setup, let Suzie Smith-Rios know, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-878-4530.
ALTAR FLOWERS: You can order Altar flowers any time of the year, just fill out an Altar Flower form and return it to the office with your payment attached. Please have orders in by the Wednesday of the week you wish to have them displayed; this is to ensure your order is received in time to be written in the bulletin.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Prayer request sheets are available at the welcome desk, if you would like to take a copy home and include them in your prayers.
PRAYER AND COMMUNION: Weekly services of Prayer, Healing, and Communion are offered on Fridays at 7:00 pm in the chapel.