Church Transformation Note from Dr Greg Davis

Hi everyone! Hard to believe it really is Fall, but the season is changing.  Advent and Christmas are right around the corner.  If you don’t believe me, visit WalMart.  

Couple of things: first, thank you for completing the survey.  The whole point of the survey is this: to capture an accurate picture of BUMC.  This requires EVERYONE’S voice to be heard.  There’s no substitute.  This is the last week the survey will be up, so if you haven’t taken it, please go to, click on Quick Links, then click on Congregational Survey.  Takes 15 minutes.
Second, Dr. Gloria Fowler was here August 25 and led an outstanding workshop.  She provided demographic data regarding the area around the church now and over the next five years.  We provided her with additional information.  She said about 150 persons have taken the survey, and she wanted more to do so.  Interestingly, she also shared the extent of subsidization BUMC is receiving for this consultation.  BUMC is paying $750.  The true cost is between $12,000 and $15,000. 

She will be leading another BUMC workshop Oct 6 from 10 – 4.  This one is church wide.  She expects at least 100 persons attend.  We will meet in Anderson Hall.  Very important, strategic information will be presented Oct 6.  We want you there.
RSVP at or by calling Claire at the office 861-0586.