Trustee On Call For September:  Edward Palmer 828-361-2617

Hello, Church Family!

The main function of the Trustees is to take care of the physical properties of the Church.  Those properties are the Sanctuary, Education building, Harshaw Chapel / cemetery and the Parsonage.
The Trustees have a 2022 plan.  In May 2022, the Sanctuary will have its 100th year anniversary.  We would like to have it ready to face the next 100 years.  At the of top the list was the cleaning, restoration and cover of the stained glass windows and new front doors.  Those two have been accomplished in addition to the following:
  • Painting the dome of the Sanctuary and repairing the gutters. – completed
  • New upholstery on the pews and kneeling pad – completed
  • New windows in the Education building. – completed
  • Replacing all florescent bulbs with LED in Sanctuary and Education building. – completed

Work on the replacement of the Sharing Center Food Pantry floor in the basement of the church has begun. The scope of the project is dependent upon what is revealed as 100 years of flooring is peeled away in layers.  For the short term future, the Food Pantry will be operating out of First Baptist Church of Murphy on Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  A comprehensive cleaning and organization project for the education building is scheduled for April 18 – 24 and will be volunteer driven. The exterior of our church proper should be getting pressure washed and painted in the coming weeks. The Harshaw Chapel restoration project is gaining new life in our collaboration with “Partners for Sacred Places”. Please keep that project on your radar and in your prayers.

You have a dedicated Trustee task force that I am very proud to be part of.  We all work tirelessly to stay ahead of any physical challenges of our FUMC buildings.
Trustee Chair, Tim Nicholson