The Midland’s Men’s Chorus is reviving the group after the covid hiatus. We are so excited about getting the group back together and rehearsals have already begun in preparation for a Spring performance.
If you are interested, please see the attached flyer. You can scan the QR code with your phone to complete a contact form; or visit our website https://midlandsmenschorus.com/ to learn more. We’re also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/midlandsmenschorus
The contact for this is Natalie Cobb (MMC Board, Marketing):
The response to our new written Prayer Request in the back of the bulletins has been awesome. We've received many prayer requests, which, besides lifting those received names during the Prayers of the Church during worship, the Pastor devotes various times during the week, praying over them. We'd like this to be a ministry of the church, not just the pastor’s. We are planning on a mid-January meeting — time to be determined, once we hear back from those interested in practicing our faith in prayer.
Please, if you feel the Spirit moving you to be a prayer-partner, contact the Church’s office.
During the Church Council meeting in December, officers for 2022 were elected. Please join in congratulating our new officers:
Remaining Council members are:
Please hold our leadership team in your prayers this year!
November 1, 2021
Phase 1 Lighting Upgrade is
The first phase of the lighting upgrade project was completed the last week of October. This involved converting or replacing 39 flourescent fixtures to LED fixtures. The affected areas were the kitchen, sacristy, choir room, copy room and most of the offices surrounding the fellowship hall.
Phase two, involving another 55 fixtures, is scheduled to be completed late this year or early next year. This phase will focus on Pastor Tim’s office, Mikita’s office, conference room, storage room, and the fellowship hall itself. Upon completion of that phase, all previous fluorescent fixtures on the property will then be LED. This will be good for Reformation through reduced energy costs and for the environment, a WIN/WIN endeavor.
Finally, thanks to all who helped out with their contributions so that the church incurred no cost for the project.
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October 1, 2021
Reformation is about to embark on a program with Dominion Energy that has the potential to significantly reduce our energy use. The Property Committee has worked with Dominion Energy on a survey of our lighting and energy use and presented a two phase improvement proposal, which was unanimously approved at the September 19 Council meeting.
-- The work to be done includes replacing or refitting a total of 94 fluorescent fixtures with LCDs. The oldest fixtures will receive new ballast and bulbs because removing the fixtures would require extensive ceiling repair. The newest fixtures will be totally replaced. This should result in significant savings (11,189 kWh or $1,119 in the first phase and 10,100 kWh or $1,010 in the second phase) from reduced electric usage.
-- Due to the structure of Dominion's program, the total number of fixtures involved, and the effort that replacement or retro-fitting will require, the cost to the church will be minimized if the project is split into two phases. The total cost of the program will be $10,365.26 . Dominion will discount the cost by 90% leaving the balance plus tax to be picked up by the church. The church's responsibility will be:
* Phase 1, after completion - $ 722.24 (This phase must be completed no later than Nov
15th due to Dominion’s program dates)
* Phase 2, after completion - $ 715.44 (This program can begin anytime after Nov 15th)
-- GREAT NEWS!! Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends, the entire cost to the congregation has been funded! All 94 current fluorescent light bulb fixtures will be remediated without drawing from our General Fund, resulting in savings of about $1,000 per year on our electric bills. This will give us the benefit of reduced energy consumption and associated costs and will free up funds for additional ministries. A huge 'Thank You' to all who so generously underwrote this project!
We thank Fred Mansperger for his work with Dominion on the survey and subsequent program proposal and implementation and Sharon Baldwin for bringing the program to our attention! Watch for upcoming news on the program! Phase 1 should complete before the end of this year.
Come and join the A/V Team! Yes you can learn to
operate the Mevo Camera, and be a part of a new medium of worship as we reach beyond our walls
in this tech-era of social media proclamation
of the gospel. The camera is easy to operate,
and its fun to explore new ways to apply it
to our evangelism — messaging the good news
of Jesus — in ways we never have.
Please come and join the A/V Team as we
continue to Reform our outreach.
Please call the church office for more information.
Each month a heartwarming story, card or letter from a member, friend or fan of Reformation Lutheran Church will be featured in the newsletter. The church office receives many cards in the mail, online notes, phone calls and comments throughout the month.
We feel inspired and encouraged to share the powerful, positive impact Reformation offers to so many from all over the country.
If you have something to share, please send your notes or heartfelt comments to the church office by mail or send an email to - firstname.lastname@example.org. We may feature your comments in an upcoming newsletter. Yes, you may remain anonymous.
The Reporter is published bi-monthly at Reformation Lutheran Church and is sent electronically or mailed to members and friends who wish to have a copy. (A link to The Reporter newsletter is also posted on the church website: www.ReformationCAE.org and on Reformation's Facebook page.)
If you have news to share, please send it to the church office. Please email to email@example.com.
Do You Need Help to Watch Our Sunday Service On-Line? To join a Zoom Meeting?
In order to ensure members, visitors and friends can meet with us for our Worship Services, Daily Devotionals, and numerous ZOOM meetings, our Transition Team, Church Council, and current volunteers are looking for additional volunteers to assist folks to connect their PCs and other electronic devices to our Facebook page and the ZOOM meeting site. We are also looking for a means of creating DVDs of the services in order to send or deliver them to folks. And in general, we are asking for suggestions on how to be more effective in our outreach efforts regarding this portion of our ministry. Do you.........
Please call the Church Office (803.252.1507) if you need any help, or you can assist in this effort.
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