The first cottage meeting was held on October 4. There were 24 people in attendence.
For the first part of the session, the people were spit into 4 groups of 6. At each table, the groups were asked to think about what it would mean if the congregation decided to do nothing. They were asked to consider 3 questions:
- Does this choice align with our covenant?
- Do we have the capacity: Time, Talent and Treasure for this choice
- Do we have the will?
In the second part of the session, the group was asked to think about what those same 3 questions if the congregation decides to do something. People were split into groups again, but were asked to choose one of three topics to focus on:
- Capital Campaign
- Exploring Financial Options
- Losing space