UCC Lay Advisory Council

[Spokane Valley] May 17, 2009

Lay AdvisorySunday, May 17, the Lay Advisory Council met with Upper Columbia Conference administration to review the most recent developments in conference and share with leadership what is happening in local churches.

The highlight presentation was a special report by Herman Schreven of the Adventist Book Center. Schreven outlined the future plans for the ABC as well as shared his personal commitment to upholding the Advent message in everything the ABC carries. He encouraged members to provide feedback on books and materials they obtain at the ABC. “I depend upon your feedback,” said Schreven.

When asked why he felt the LAC is important for local churches, delegate Peyton Furman, said, “It is good to learn more about what’s going on at UCC”.

LAC Chairman, Doug Aerni, echoed Furman when he said, "The Lay Advisory Council is the greatest established communication tool between the conference and the churches. It provides opportunities for the conference to gather information and feedback from the individual churches and members as well as pass on vital information about what is happening at the conference level.”

Check with your local pastor to see who your LAC delegate is. You are encouraged to share constructive feedback with them so they can bring your ideas and concerns to the next council meeting, October 11.