The Messenger - October 2017 - 5
A Wesley Concert:
O For a Heart to Praise my God!
The choir will be accompanied by Carole Haigh
and Bill Rhoads, piano and organ; Steve Lavender,
cello; Dan Hoover, flute; Austin Wagner,
percussion and the Bravura Brass Quintet.
The congregation will be invited to sing many
favorite Wesley hymns. Dr. Charles Yrigoyen,
noted author, teacher and Wesley historian, will
share brief insights about the ministry of Charles
and John Wesley.
Charles Wesley, who, along with his brother John,
co-founded the Methodist movement in the 18th
century, was also the author of thousands of poems
and hymns. The hymns of Charles Wesley teach,
inspire and encourage us in our Christian life.
On Sunday, November 5, at 4pm in Grandview's
Sanctuary, a choir of over 60 voices will sing the
influential hymns of Charles Wesley. Directors,
Cindy McGary, Bill Kepner and Bill Rhoads, and
their choirs from Grandview, Covenant, and
Otterbein churches will sing familiar and new
anthems with texts by Wesley.
A free-will offering will be received and shared by
the three churches for ministries they have
designated. Put this important date on your
calendar; you will want to be a part of this great
afternoon of United Methodist singing!
Trustees: It was determined by the committee that
the church van was very useful. The electronic
sound booth in Zerr Hall has become a catch-all for
clutter. It would be ideal to have it made smaller
and mobile. The unusable equipment will be
removed. Painting projects around the building are
on hold while we wait for requested estimates.
The steeple stains will be a big project for 2018.
Kevin recommended using a 3-stage process
product that will give us a long lasting finish.
Estimate is coming for the cost.
Youth: Dan Massey and Kim Banaszak are
substituting for George. Amanda Orson, who led
the Flood Bucket project, and others will work at
engaging youth in missions. There were 18 full
buckets packed. GLO program is reforming. The
Crop Walk will be the first event.
Music & Worship: World Communion Sunday,
October 1will have one service at 10am. There will
be an ethnic potluck meal following the worship
service: a way of celebrating our diverse oneness in
Ongoing Goals: Liz is working with John Edwards
and Shannon Weltner on social enterprises. The
website is taking shape. Grandview will host three
listening sessions this fall about Dennis Spangler's
possible parole next spring. It is important to attend
all three sessions. The remaining 2 will be held on
October 18 and November 15 at 7pm.
Finance: Glenn Walz expressed concern about
church members making the mortgage an ongoing
priority. Enthusiasm for giving to pay down the
debt has declined. A new campaign for 2018 was
discussed along with an initiative to ask the
congregation to consider legacy gifts and specific
contributions itemized on 2018 pledge cards related
to reducing the building debt. Budget meetings
are October 16. Budgets should be submitted
by October 13.
Adults: UMW District meeting is September 23 at
Kindred Spirits: Many members are moving into
retirement homes; holding a Bible study on
location was suggested. There will be no senior tea
this fall; it will resume in the spring.
SPR: Staff policy will be finalized for full-time and
part-time benefits. The staff has celebrated the birth
of George's son, Finian Robert and Sharon's
granddaughter Cora Elizabeth.