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The Steering Committee's June Merger Report

The UPC/CPC Steering Committee met on Tuesday, June 28. Members of the committee are Natalie Adams and Adam Miller (co-chair), Martha Bace (note taker), Rush Watson, Linda Grote, Becki Evans, Lee Keyes, Darryl Thornton, Cathy Hoop, Neil McCarter, Ben Acton (COM), and Claire Nichols (COM).  The Committee has two important requests from you. First and foremost, Pray for the committee. And, second, prayerfully consider submitting a name for our new church.  In the Bible, new names carry great significance, symbolizing transformation and new life. Now that Covenant and UPC have voted yes to merging into one congregation, we are in need of a new name for the church we will become. We invite you to share your name suggestions by July 17th. There are multiple ways for voicing your suggestions:

--Call UPC's or Covenant's office to share your name proposal over the phone

--Suggestion boxes will be present at both Covenant and UPC; you can write your idea down on a slip of paper and submit it there next time you visit

--Submit your name proposal online. The link below leads to an online suggestion box where you can submit as many proposed names as you like; feel free to include an explanation for why you think your proposed name would be a good fit for our new church. You may leave your submission anonymous if you like, or include your name. Here is the link to this online suggestion box:

Other updates from the meeting:

1.     The Presbytery is in the process of appointing a response team to work with us this summer.  At the August Presbytery meeting, they will formalize the response team into the official Administrative Commission.

2.     We will have a Prayer Commissioning for the new steering committee at worship on July 17.

3.     Our next steering committee meeting is on July 12. 

In Christ,

Natalie and Adam