At the September 11th council meeting, the council voted to approve the Farmington Food Shelf coming under the leadership of FLC. This is a partnership with 360 Communities, an organization that works with a variety of human service issues in our area. The Farmington Food Shelf will reopen in October at its current location (510 Walnut Street), with the new choice model. We wanted to share a little about our rationale for the decision, and how we went about making the decision. We also wanted to invite you to participate in volunteering for the food shelf.
The Director of Church Management (30 hours a week) will take over supervisory duties of staff. This allows the pastors more time to focus on pastoral duties and not spend numerous hours on administrative tasks. The Director of Church Management will manage multiple staff and build systems to continue to implement the strategic plan. Read more below!
The Church Council of Farmington Lutheran have had discussions with 360 Communities about the possibility of bringing the Farmington Food Shelf to our church. If we continued down this path, FLC would manage the day-to-day operations of the food shelf, and it would be located here, at our facility. If you would like to find out more, give suggestions, or volunteer, there will be an informational meeting after the Saturday evening service on the 25th, and after the 8:30 service on Sunday the 26th. We would like to hear what you think!
This coming fall FLC will start hosting Compassion Thursday's. Our vision for Compassion Thurdays is it will be a night that our space is used to host many support groups for people in our community. We would also like to include a monthly healing service and monthly speakers.
We would love to invite people in the congregation with background and passion for support groups. We hope to find some volunteers who are willing to facilitate or co-facilitate support groups like: Divorce care, Grief share, Care givers, Financial peace, etc.