By Board President Dave McBride)
The NCF board held its regular monthly meeting on April 8. Some noteworthy items from the meeting include:
The church will participate in the weekly Volusia County Fairgrounds Flea Market on May 2nd. Friends can bring items to the church they wish to donate for the sale -- proceeds go to the church. A flea market team will coordinate transporting items to the sale as well as working the table during the event. If you wish to volunteer, please let a board member know.
If you have visited the church in the evening for Game Night you may have noticed that our parking lot is again fully illuminated -- as well as our driveway sign.
Wiley Lowe will be filling our pulpit on April 29 while our pastor is on vacation. (Wiley has more than 25 years experience as a youth minister and frequently speaks at youth rallies across the nation. He also officiates at weddings and funerals and hosts television programs. His partner, Swayne Parsons, is an event planner and radio DJ for WVYB.)
The Board also voted to support the Open Arms International Mission Project with a Benevolence Fund donation later this year. Open Arms, a nondenominational Christian group, does medical fieldwork and operates an orphanage in Eldoret, in western Kenya. We learned about it through Rev. Troy Ray, former executive director of Halifax Urban Ministries. The NCF board also will give consideration to some other mission projects we might support in some small way.
The Board voted to display a Christian flag for our flag pole.
The church will also be participating later this year in DeLand Pride (Oct. 20) and Volusia Pride (date to be announced).
The membership committee is in process of contacting members to update telephone and email information. Accurate information is necessary when the church needs to get in touch with members -- especially those who may not be able to attend regularly -- or to promote church events via email.
The next board meeting will be after Sunday Service on May 13. The meeting is open to all who wish to attend.