ALONG THE JOURNEY
BY MARK WILBANKS
In our quarterly church in conference last week, it was announced that Josh Mauney had withdrawn his name from consideration to become a part of our "One Wieuca - Many Expressions" venture. The vote scheduled was rendered moot. Dean Bare, chair of the Church Council, and I talked with Josh on Friday of last week. With a pledge to protect the confidentiality of our conversation, Josh withdrew for personal reasons. Although the decision was painful and surprising, our discussions were amiable. We wish only the best for him and his family.
The plan for "One Wieuca - Many Expressions" is based on our affirmation of the Mission and Vision initiatives and results of the Architectural Alternatives study. It is not only sound, but exciting. Good things, positive things are happening because we are already working the plan. This turn of events will not deter us from continuing to seek God's direction and blessing. Our task is to continue to give our best efforts in loving our neighbors, building deep and authentic relationships with God and each other, enhancing the worship experiences for our members and guests, and focusing on young adults and their families in our community. Fueled by fervent prayer, we move on expectantly!
Mark Wilbanks, Pastor