On Sunday, July 26, LMC held a special congregational meeting between services in order to vote on two important pieces leading up to our capital campaign, the revised mission and vision statements and the release of funds for the kitchen renovation.
After acknowledging a quorum with fifty-nine voting members in attendance, we opened the meeting with a prayer led by Pastor Tim Brown.
Linda Khoury presented the revised mission and vision that came about as the result of a lengthy process that began with last fall’s cottage meetings.
Transforming Chicagoland in Christ’s name.
We reach people with the Gospel by rejoicing, reforming, responding, and renewing. We rejoice in the love of God shown through Christ in engaging worship. We reform ourselves and the world around us. We respond to our neighbor through service and advocacy. We renew our faith and support others on their faith journey.
We Rejoice in the God shown through Christ. We worship fully, sing soulfully, and seek opportunities for prayer and deep conversation as God invites us to grow together. We are a church where people make worship part of their weekly habit.
We Reform ourselves and our community through changing lives and being changed. We seek opportunities to be radically hospitable through our space. We are a church that is open and welcoming and will reform ourselves again and again as we grow in Christ.
We Respond to our neighbor and our world. We work for a world where social justice is lived and embodied as Christ embodied God’s love for all. We strive for all to have food, for gun violence to cease, for equality, for the marginalized to have a voice, and for peace to thrive throughout the world.
We Renew our faith and the faith of all people through study, devotion, encouraging spiritual practices and lifting up spiritual gifts. We are a church who is active in faith formation. We continually renew our connections with our community partners, renewing Chicago and the world in the process.
The congregation unanimously voted to adopt the new mission and vision.
Ron Meadows, the Property Team leader, and Christopher Haite, Property Team member presented the plans for the kitchen renovation and answered questions pertaining to the plan and the renovation process.
Ben Dieterich, LMC Treasurer, reviewed our current financial health and answered questions regarding specific bequests received over the last few years.
The congregation unanimously voted to release the requested $225,000 from our general account for the kitchen renovation and necessary repairs and upgrades to the surrounding area.
We closed the meeting with a song led by Pastor Tim Brown.
To see the full slideshow, including details of the renovation process and current financial health click here.