Saturday evening, March 11th, at 7:45 pm Pastor Al received a voice mail from the chair of the SDA leadership team letting him know we must reduce the number of rooms we use, as well as the length of time we are on the campus Sundays, back to our original contract by Sunday, March 19th, or pay in immediate, drastic increase in rent and fees.
While we've had verbal permission for additional use of rooms and time, it is well within the rights of the SDA to require this as the property we use on Sundays belongs to them.
Members of the church leadership team and staff ministry team held a conference call Saturday evening and determined after much discussion that our best option is to temporarily go to one service on Sundays at 10:00 am as it is just not possible to set up, practice, have two services, and tear down in the allotted five hour mainframe.
Thus, we announced Sunday morning during services that we will temporarily go to one service at 10:00 am beginning Sunday, March 19th.
Sunday night the ministry staff team along with Jose Morales met to determine what rooms we can use on Sundays that will meet the requirements given to us by the SDA and best meet our needs. Look for some changes Sunday morning for kids and middle school classrooms.
The facilities task force is assembling and has already begun working on possible meeting places. In the meantime, pray with us for the right location to meet and for opportunities to represent the kingdom of God well during this transition. We trust God is in control and has good things ahead for Bayside of Placerville.
Jose Morales, Al Soto, and the ministry staff team.