The Mt. Olive Building Committee offered twelve evenings between April 23 and May 9 for Mt. Olive members and friends to attend the cottage meetings concerning the proposed building project.
A total of 130 individuals and family units attended those meetings and had the opportunity to hear a presentation, ask questions, and receive a full folder of information. The committee would like to sincerely thank all those who took time from their busy schedules to attend.
This is the procedure approved by the voters on April 2 to further inform members on the proposed plan and also to collect information regarding anticipated funds to be donated toward the $1,000,000 special offering goal. To this end, a form indicating the faithful intent of members and friends to financially support the program was presented and included in the information folder. The members and friends of Mt. Olive are asked to return this form to the church by June 1. The committee and the Church Council can then determine the anticipated funds to be available toward the project and from that information have the most complete financial picture to present to the voters at the annual meeting on June 25 to determine whether or not the project will proceed.
For Mt. Olive members, and other interested friends of Mt. Olive who were unable to attend the cottage meetings, the fundraising subcommittee will make the folders of information available in the very near future. Faithful intent pledge forms from these contacts will also be necessary information for the building committee and Church Council.
So if you have already picked up a folder at the meetings or if you receive one from the fundraising subcommittee, please give the information careful and prayerful consideration and return the faithful intent pledge form by June 1 to the church. Envelopes are included in the folders to return to the church office, to place in the Sunday offering, or to mail to the church.
“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound in you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” II Cor. 9:6-9