Reflections on Faith and Community

Dear friends,

On this page, you will find weekly reflections on life and faith. My hope is that, in some way, they will prove helpful to you in your daily living. You can also find them on the church's YouTube Channel in the "Weekly Word" playlist. May God bless you on the spiritual journey.

Andrew S. Odom

01/09/2018 12:32 PM


01/09/2018 12:32 PM
01/09/2018 12:32 PM
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. (Philippians 4:4)
One year ago, our neighbor to the west approached the church with an interest in purchasing our field on the west side to use as grazing land for their horses. After much discussion by the Property and Maintenance Committee and the Session, the recommendation was made to sell, and the congregation approved it. Since that time, process of finalizing all the details has taken much longer than anyone anticipated. There were city requirements that needed to be met, along with variances that needed approval. We also had to research for original documents and other information. You name it, it was on the list.
Needless to say, after a year of hard work, the sale finally closed on December 28, 2017. After costs, the church received $1,158,750.69. The proceeds will be used to remove short-term debt and lower long-term debt. In other words, this places Canyon Creek in a very sound financial position for the first time since moving out to this location in 2003. It is a milestone.
I would like to take a moment to say thank you to a couple of people. Bart Hubbard, Herb Reed, and Frank Holt early on, all put in more hours on this project than they can count. Without their help and dedication, things would not have gone as smoothly as they did, and it would have cost us more. I would also like to thank our Director of Finance, Beverly Oberdorf, who worked extra hours, including some weekends, to help ensure things went well. Thank you all for your gift of time and expertise to the life of the church. God has gifted Canyon Creek with wonderfully faithful and dedicated people. We are all grateful for you!

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