The following is the latest information from Spirit of Grace as of Sunday, March 15, at 8:00am.
Spirit of Grace's Leadership Team met on Friday night to formulate a three-level action plan to address the risk of coronavirus.
This is our current situation:
Level 1 — Watchful Preparedness
We are monitoring local, state, and national information, preparing for increased need for pastoral care and possible future restrictions on activities, and emphasizing hand washing and good hygiene practices.
These are future steps we may take:
Level 2 — Disease Prevention
Implementing temporary changes to worship practices and encouraging other social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Level 3 — Emergency Management
All worship gatherings, meetings, and small groups will be online-only until the threat has passed. Leadership Team and Pastor will conduct regular telephone check-ins with vulnerable participants. One Another Fund will be used to help participants in financial crisis.
If you have any questions, please talk to Pastor Ted or any member of Leadership Team.
You can download the full-color version of the annual congregational report below:
Our first annual meeting as an organized congregation is this Sunday, February 23. We'll gather for the Social potluck meal (bring a dish to share) at 11:30am, and then our congregational meeting will start at 12:30pm.
The Leadership Team met on Sunday the 16th to forward the Finance Team's proposed 2020 budget to the congregation and to finalize the agenda for the meeting. You can download these two documents here:
In case you missed them earlier, here are the constitutional amendments being proposed to keep our congregation in conformity with the ELCA Model Constitution for Congregations.
The following amendments to our constitution have been proposed for consideration at the congregation meeting on February 23.
This document is the original set of amendments to the Model Constitution as passed by the 2019 Churchwide Assembly. Our amendments are designed to bring our constitution into conformity with the currently effective Model Constitution for Congregations.
The below memorandum explains the rationale for these amendments to the Model Constitution.
If you have any questions about these amendments, please talk with Russell Edeal or Pastor Ted.