Announcements for this week

Lectionary Texts for March 29:  Lent 5 — Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45

In light of what is happening in our community, the women and girls banquet that was scheduled for April 14 has been cancelled. We felt that it was best to reduce the possible risks at this time. Please continue to engage and look after others by social media, and we will look forward to celebrating with each other in our new kitchen and Fellowship Hall space next season.  ~ Women’s Fellowship Executive Board

Our elevator is broken!   The concerning news is that it will cost an estimated $60,000 to repair it.  We will be able to cover the required upfront $15,000 from our plant reserve fund, and still leave $10,000 in that fund.  However, the remaining $45,000 will be due upon completion, hopefully by the first of August.  This unexpected expense comes on top of our decision to renovate the kitchen and fellowship hall.  We have funds in hand to cover nearly all of the basement renovation.  However, a special fund is being set up to meet the remaining cost of repairing the elevator.  Please seriously consider helping with this project, as we have all been inconvenienced by its demise, and are anxious for its return.

BCMC for March 22:  General Fund $6,655; Living Stones $40.00; Women’s Fellowship $494; Plant Fund $175; Flower Fund $7; Bequests $15,000; Elevator Repair $2,000; Maurine Hean Memorial $580.

The giving reports for the first quarter of 2020 will be sent out soon.  If you don’t already receive them via email, please provide your email address to help save postage and time.  Email  Reports will be mailed if an email address is not on file.