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Church Board Report to the Congregation – May 2018

The Church Board’s monthly meeting took place on Tuesday evening, May 1st.   Here is a summary report from the May Board meeting:
Pastor Bill reported that Sunday morning attendance is down compared to last year with a weekly average of 691.   However contributions are up slightly compared to 2017. Josh (Worship Director) reported that he was able to negotiate a deal with Comcast Business Services that will significantly upgrade the church’s internet speed. This upgrade will benefit the church in a number of ways, including church security and the live streaming of our services.
  • The Board received a request to bring Kimberly Highland Smith (President of Make Way Partners) to Five Forks to speak. Make Way Partners is a ministry that is looking to fight human trafficking in the South Sudan. Our Golden Link Sunday School Class has been providing financial support to this important ministry.   The Board is exploring the possibility of coordinating an event (with Smith as one of the speakers) where the spotlight could be put on human trafficking in the South Sudan and locally as well.
  • The Board met with Rochelle Nolt who has been gathering information regarding women’s ministry at Five Forks.   This information has been gathered via surveys and small group get-togethers.   The Board will begin reviewing, discussing and praying to discern the Lord’s leading as we move forward.
  • Bill gave an update in regards to ongoing security upgrades. The recently formed Church Security Committee approved the purchase of 20 radios that will allow for church-wide communication to take place. Every area of the church will have someone designated to carry a radio in order to send or receive information in the event of an emergency. The Security Committee is also moving forward with the numbering of exterior doors for easy identification.
Your Church Board consists of…
Staff:  Bill Shank, Shaun Kipe
Congregational Representatives (elected at Annual Council) :  Peggy Dawson, Sandy Gray, Matt Nolt, Harvey Payne, Angie Petersheim, Todd Smith, Joel Wenger, Lin Yoder
Deacon Representative: Mike Garland
Church Treasurer:  Gene Gorman
Recording Secretary:  Christina Martin (non-voting)