Fellow Members of North Fayette and Friendship UMC:
Last Sunday we officially installed our new Pastor and leadership for our newly merged church. Our next step is to select a name for this new church that will carry on the legacy of both North Fayette and Friendship. That is a strong legacy, dating back to 1890 for Friendship and 1984 for North Fayette, that we must now build on to continue the mission to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
In the fall of 2021, we announced several times in our services that we were discussing new names and asked for inputs from the congregations. At our leadership summit on February 12th, we discussed all the names submitted and how they would support our vision to serve as the church ‘destination’ for our surrounding community. Of the names, four options came to the top of the list:
- Mosaic Community Church
- New Beginnings Community Church
- New Fellowship Community Church
- New Faith Community Church
So, what of our legacy “North Fayette” and “Friendship” names? We plan to create a more extensive historical display in our sanctuary and other areas of the church to tell the story of each legacy church. We also discussed renaming “The Grove” to “Friendship Hall” and other actions to hold on to our history while building for the future.
You input is important as the Board of Servants prepares to vote on a new name at the February 28th Board meeting. We will hold a church ‘Town Hall’ immediately after our service on Sunday February 27th to answer questions and to receive your comments. You can also email or call Rev. Adamson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 770-789-8529) or myself (email@example.com, 770-964-5323) to provide your feedback. And our Board meeting on Monday February 28th at 7pm is open for any member to attend.
Working together we will continue to expand our ministries to our community to positively impact people’s lives by sharing the love of God to all.
Yours in service,
2022 Chair – Board of Servants