Many thanks to all those who participated in the special church conference on Sunday, both in-person and virtually. The membership voted to support one of the more challenging recommendations from the facilities strategic planning process: to support the Leadership Council’s motion authorizing the Board of Trustees to sell property at 1001 Green Rd. The motion passed with a vote of 187 yes, 26 no, and 7 abstentions.

The sale of property will not happen for at least a year, which will allow “time for discernment that would include regular Green Wood worshipers, and to decide a plan to sustain and grow a non-traditional worship.” We acknowledge this decision will be painful for some, particularly regular Green Wood attendees. As we move forward with dreaming and planning for the future of FUMC, we will also be supporting our friends and members who call Green Wood their church home, hoping and praying we can create a welcoming and fulfilling space to meet the diverse worship experiences we have grown to appreciate at FUMC.

We hope to hear your ideas, dreams, and concerns in the coming months as we explore the possibilities and opportunities for our downtown location. Stay tuned for more information about the process and how you can be involved.

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