Encourage and build up one another. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Over the past year, the NH Council of Churches how shown itself to be an organization that makes us stronger together. This year has shown me the amazing things God can do through us as we shared in our Annual Report in February.
In that meeting, we shared two major changes coming for the Council in 2021. We want to make sure that we communicate these changes clearly with denominational bodies, congregations and church leaders as well as the organizations with which we partner.
For the first time since 2017, the Council expects to have a nearly-balanced budget after years of deficit spending from its invested funds. This change will make the Council’s operation stable for years to come.
To accomplish this, two major changes will happen in 2021:
- The Council will close its office space after March 31 as we embrace online meetings and operate virtually.
- The position of Executive Director will become a half-time position by midyear, which has been our historic practice.
We commit to keeping you informed as these changes progress and the NH Council of Churches continues its ministry of uniting our churches so that we can be stronger together.
Yours in faith,
Rev. Jason Wells, Executive Director