Walk to Bethlehem
Special Congregational Meeting Update
30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Pictures
127 voting members were present with a quorum of 62 required to conduct the meeting. Pastor Steve provide the background leading to and the reason for the meeting. Treasurer Mike Obert presented the information on the previous two Capital Campaigns, which were included in 10/3 ENews distribution. Real Estate Broker Ted Knoell provided an explanation of the marketability and potential value of the property (current estimate $410-$450,000 for both parcels). The recommended marketing strategy will be to directly approach known small parcel home builders in the area, where inventory of vacant land is in short supply.
All motions were approved:
#1 93 in favor, 7 against to sell both parcels with all proceeds going to principal debt reduction
#2 85 in favor, 1 against contracting with Broker Ted Knoell to serve as our selling agent
#3 87 in favor, 1 against to approve beginning at three-year capital campaign, directed by ourselves, with a goal of $550,000 to be raised in over and above giving to LoC starting January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2022. 67% of gifts to the Campaign would be directed to principal debt reduction
It is hoped with the sale of the land, we can redirect $30,000.00 a year previously going to debt service to mission and ministry. If the Campaign goal is reached, and additional $30-$35,000 per year would be redirected.
Because of the generous and faithful stewardship of the followers of Jesus at LoC, we are approaching the end of the year in a strong financial position to meet our budgeted obligations and address additional ministry needs. On behalf of the Board of LoC thank you for your trust and continued generosity. "Debt Reduction leads to Mission Expansion."
An additional motion was to elect the following to serve on our Nominating Committee:
Love of Christ will be hosting its sixth annual Craft & Vendor Fair (Open to Public) on Saturday, November 17th. NOTE: items for sale do not need to be handmade. Open registration continues, so contact Barbie Berry to make sure you get a space! Prior year vendors should have received applications last month. Watch the Facebook page for more details. If you would like more information, you can contact Barbie Berry at .
December 19th 6:00 – 7:30pm
We are excited to be bringing back our “Walk to Bethlehem” on
Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 6 – 8 PM.
Join us for an interactive experience of a typical Bethlehem village, complete with live animals, Roman soldiers, Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and Jewish townspeople. This is replacing the “Living Nativity” that has been held outside the Sanctuary in years past. We will have many stalls representing activities for the whole family to learn and enjoy! Don’t miss this event to focus on the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of Jesus. Invite your friends, family and neighbors.
Sign-ups are in the COC and Sanctuary for assistance in playing the various characters, assisting with set-up, costumes, etc. We are looking to borrow 5, 9X9 or 10X10 pop-up tents.
Friday, January 18, 2019 is a date you must mark in your calendar… right now! We have the extraordinary privilege of hosting the Phoenix Opera here in our CoC. They will be performing “Love Always, Lenny” a musical celebration in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. Some of his music that you may be familiar with is: West Side Story, On the Town and Candide, as well as songs by Gershwin and Copland, who inspired and influenced Bernstein’s compositions. I feel pretty, I’ve got Rhythm, Summertime, Maria and so much more, including narration and anecdotes by Metropolitan Opera’s Gail Dubinbaum, a favorite Mezzo-Soprano of Maestro Bernstein.
This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a fabulous evening of wonderful music. You won’t have to go to Phoenix, pay for parking and walk to the opera house. You can wear fancy clothing or be casual! Our parking lot is FREE!! You can enjoy refreshments at intermission and chat with your friends. You can enrich your soul with this beautiful music in the comfort of Love of Christ Church, something you shouldn’t pass up.
Ticket sales start on Sunday, Dec. 2 after each service.
$18 per adult, $10 per child (9 years old and above) and $25 at the door (January 18, 2019)
FRIDAY, FEB. 22 - 1PM TO 7PM RUMMAGE SALE
SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 8AM - 1PM RUMMAGE SALE
Sit down dinner with open bar
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Tickets are $75 per person
Live and online auction
All proceeds go to support our youth program scholarships
*This is our only fundraiser for 2019*