To: the FBCF Church Family
From: Pastor Bill
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
I trust this finds you well and enjoying these cooler temperatures. Once this rain clears out it is going to be beautiful! – perfect weather for football, among other things!
Anyway, attached is a document that contains a section of the FBCF Bylaws. This email is to announce a proposed amendment to the Bylaws as they currently stand. This proposal (by the Constitution & Bylaws Team, and endorsed by the Church Staff and Deacon Body) will be presented for a vote at our next Quarterly Business meeting on Wednesday night, October 20, 2021.
There are a few “tweaks” presented, but the main part that has been altered is Section 1, A. (2) Selection of Pastor Search Team. The main idea is to allow our Deacon Body to give some oversight to the nomination process in putting the Pastor Search Team together. As is, we could end up with five very similar people, with no diversity in age or gender. By allowing the Deacons to oversee the selection process, they can assure that both men and women are represented and that various generations are represented.
If you were not in church this past Sunday (September 19), or you have not watched that service online, you are strongly encouraged to do so as soon as possible. (Just go the church website, click on Media/Sermon Archives/“Mystery Sunday.”) Once you have heard that message, all of this will make much more sense to you.
There will be a Question/Answer time after the morning service on October 3. We can certainly address any questions you may have about this proposal at that time as well.
Take care. Have a great day. See you Wednesday and/or Sunday, Lord willing.