Fellow Church Members, Friends, and Family,
Anniversary Committee is made up of volunteers, in no particular order: Ed and Karen D’Amadio, Diane Johnston (Scribe),
Rev. Joe Stock, Russell Rhodes, Rev. Steve Heath, Rev. John & Ramona Nutting, Mary Margaret Franklin, Tom Donovan, Linda
Davidson, Pearl Buckel, Eileen and David Heald (Coordinator).
Members have been meeting monthly since March
and we have established four guidelines.
1. We want
to Celebrate our Victory & Milestone
our Outreach Potential with an Open Social & Theological Perspective
our Liberty through Freedom of Congregational and Individual Choice
our Friendly and Genuine, but not desperate, natures
To that end, we set these goals:
Publish a full color Church Directory
Develop a Celebration Statement
Coin a Motto
Design a 100th Logo
Create a Dynamic Time Line Display in church
Solicit and Publish Recipes for 100 Years of Good Cookin’
Celebrate each decade with a presentation every month, beginning 1/1/14
Initiate a Special Project from ourselves, to ourselves
Photos – January 14, 2014, published soon after.
Statement – Throughout 2014, Union Congregational Church-Holly Hill’s
oldest church-will celebrate its first 100 years as a caring community of faith; seeking the unity of all, the conformity
of none, and the leadership of Christ.
o Motto –
Growing Faith, Family & Friendships
o Logo –
Designed by Amanda Johnston, daughter of Todd & Diane
Line – Concept provided & will be fulfilled by Linda Davidson
Book – recipe deadline October, published by Christmas 2013
Events Scheduled – will be revealed and detailed later
Special Project – After considering several ideas at length, the committee is recommending the purchase of a new, state
of the art LED sign. Our second choice is for a Tranquility / Serenity / Meditation or Prayer Area that would incorporate
the bricks from the cross, along with a shade Pergola, seating, water-feature and garden plantings/landscaping.
Although not specifically charged with these duties or
responsibilities, the 100th Anniversary Committee has identified and well recommend funding additional repairs/improvements
around the church property. The result will be a visual improvement for our 100th year as well as to catch up on
deferred maintenance and safety issues.
Install a privacy fence around the air conditioning system and irrigation pump on along the South
side of the church (aesthetics)
Replace the old, uneven walkway from the Fellowship Hall to the office and housing building on the
It was determined by the committee that no capital campaign
would be initiated for the listed improvements and repairs. Rather, we wanted to accomplish the goals with an ambitious use
of church funds, while not depleting reserves needed to cover future emergency expenses or other unanticipated needs.
Our church is currently operating within our budgeted
expenses and annual giving. Our reserves have grown and there is no foreseeable capital expenditure that would adversely affect
When measured against all other churches in the conference,
our church is a generous church. At this juncture, between our first 100 years and the next 100 years, we would like to accomplish
giving something from ourselves, to ourselves.
David N. Heald
Coordinator - 100th Anniversary Committee