Weekly Encouragement from Pastor Tim
An exciting opportunity to serve...
Dear KCBC family,
Throughout the history of KCBC, we have made a few changes to our bylaws that we thought were necessary. Most recently, and perhaps most significantly, we clarified our position on membership, marriage, and the role of the Chairman. But the church has also made other changes throughout the years, some of which have served us well, but others, not so much.
As a result, our bylaws have become a little unorganized, difficult to understand, and inadequate in addressing all our present issues. This is mostly because it seems our bylaws were originally written for a congregation that is much larger than ours and don’t take into account that we are a small, community-focused Village Missions church. With some effort, we think our current bylaws can be much better.
In 1 Corinthians 14:40, Paul instructs the church that “everything is to be done decently and in order,” and the Board and I desire to take this command seriously. But, needless to say, making significant changes to our bylaws is not an easy process, nor is it one that just a few people should do. This is why we need your help.
The Board of KCBC has voted to establish a committee of four to six church members who will compare our current bylaws with another VM church very similar to ours (Sean Carney’s former church). We hope this committee will then be able to make recommendations to the Board to improve our bylaws.
Serving on this committee will involve some work. Still, it will also be an excellent opportunity to help ensure that Kittredge Community Bible Church can best fulfill her purpose of glorifying God for many, many years to come. So, please prayerfully consider serving. Thanks.
For the gospel,
KCBC Bylaw Committee
The purpose of the committee is to examine KCBC's bylaws in order to increase our ability to fulfill its object, which is “The preaching of the Gospel to every creature; the edification of Christians through the teaching of God’s Word, and the promotion of spiritual fellowship among God’s people of like faith and purpose.”
Any member of KCBC may serve on this committee, and if you are interested in serving, don't hesitate to contact Pastor Tim. Of course, any person, member or not, is welcome to give input at any time.
The committee will compare and contrast KCBC’s Bylaws with Newel Community Church’s Bylaws (a Village Missions church) in order to make bylaw recommendations to the Board. Only the Bible and these two documents will be utilized.
All recommended changes to the bylaws must have 3/4 majority support of the committee.
Pastor Tim will serve as moderator for all committee meetings. A minimum of four (no more than six) members (including the Pastor) must be present to make recommendations to the Board. Fewer than four may meet together for discussion but may not make formal recommendations.
The committee will decide how often to meet, and monthly progress will be made to the Board by the Pastor.
Lord willing, in the middle of January 2023, or sooner, the Board will evaluate the committee's recommendations and then present any proposed changes to the members of KCBC for final approval at the Congregational Meeting.
Eugene Clarence Samuelson
Memorial Service for Charlotte Samuelson’s husband is to be held at 11:00AM on Friday, August 5, 2022 at Drinkwine Family Mortuary, 999 W. Littleton Boulevard, Littleton CO 80120; interment, with full military honors, to follow at 1:00PM at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area A, 4400 W. Kenyon Avenue, Denver, CO 80236.
Eugene’s Obituary: https://www.drinkwinemortuary.com/obituary/Eugene-Samuelson
If you cannot attend worship services in person, we continue to offer a Livestream option but with a change. Instead of using Facebook, we are now using YouTube’s services. We hope this platform will allow us to reach more people and provide a better overall experience for those who watch online. Here’s the new link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCru5UDhNF-dJN1BlWXU4gYg/live. Be sure to click the “like” button and “subscribe” to the channel, as it helps others get connected with our church. In addition, all sermons from 1 Corinthinians are available to watch at any time.
Village Missions Spotlight
Ron & Lynette Larsen, Atlanta, MI
Atlanta is a community of about 700 people. It is surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes. The town is known as the Elk Capital of Michigan. The local economy is difficult, and many families struggle financially.
For our family:
Pray for good health and wisdom for Ron as he leads our church and family.
Peace and blessing in our home with good communication.
God’s direction for our sons in ministry alongside us, and for their careers to be established according to God’s will. We are especially praying for good friends for them here.
God’s direction for our daughters, who are in school and involved in sports. May they have good friends here and have a heart for the Lord.
May God help our family be a light for Him, and may He give us perseverance and unity.
For our church:
Pray for lasting spiritual growth in the church family. Pray that we would engage in the ministries God wants so that people are established in the Faith.
May God help us connect with people of all ages in the community, especially those in their 20’s and 30’s, and may many souls be saved!
May God raise up leaders in our church and give them a unified spirit in Christ.
Atlanta Bible Church, PO Box 182, Atlanta, MI 49709 (989) 785-2088