Some time back, we decided to have a meeting on the 5th Sunday of the month along with our 5th Sunday covered dish lunch. Well, since we had 5 Sundays in July and the first Sunday in August was homecoming, we postponed the covered dish lunch until the 1st Sunday in August (tomorrow 8/6/06). We did go ahead with our meeting and I thought I would give a rough summary of what was discussed for those that weren’t able to attend.
Several points were mentioned including:
A group in Reems Creek is collecting used prescription bottles and sending to Africa. There is a great need for used prescription bottles. It was decided that we would set up a box for people to recycle their old rx bottles by sending along to the group. (Reems Creek Homemakers is the group that was collecting the bottles).
October 21st there will be a Biblical Leadership conference @ Central United Methodist Church in Asheville. It is $15 per person which includes lunch.
The possibility of Adopting Pleasant Grove Rd. through North Carolina’s Adopt-a-Highway program. It was decided to go ahead and look into the requirements and see about doing that.
The possibilities of a new Church sign were discussed. The current sign is parallel to the road and the name of the Church is not easily visible. Various ideas were discussed, another sign perpindicular to the road, readible from both directions as well as a marker in place of the current sign in addition to a new sign. More research into pricing and possibilities will be done.
Welcome packets/door hangers and mailings were discussed. The area is seeing increasing development and an influx of new neighbors. For some time we’ve had a brochure which could be the central part of a welcome packet. The idea of using door hangers was brought up. It would be inobtrusive and the recipient could take it or “file it”. The brochure needs to be updated. Pricing on door hangers will need to be looked at. Regarding the mailing no decision was made to go ahead. (Perhaps that could be tied to announcing an event like Vacation Bible School.)
It was suggested that the Weaverville paper be contacted regarding the Homecoming Services. It wasn’t known if it was possible to meet their deadline for publication, but an attempt will be made.
We voted to give $350 towards a 7 year old girls glasses. The Lions Club is sponsoring a fund to help her. She has a condition that requires 2 or 3 pair of glasses per year due to changes in her vision.
Those were among the highlights. I can’t guarantee that I’ll get to post highlights of every meeting, but I hope this has helped you feel somewhat connected if you weren’t able to attend.