The Council of Elders has called for a special congregational meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 14. The purpose of the meeting is for the Regular Members to vote on whether the church should repay the government’s PPP loan or apply for forgiveness. The meeting will be held in a Zoom webinar format. There will be two informational meetings so that congregants can get additional background information in a less formal setting. The informational meetings (also by Zoom) are scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 13, at 8:00 a.m.

Here is the resolution we will be considering:

Ballot regarding College Church’s PPP loan for use at the 3/14/21 congregational meeting

BACKGROUND: College Church borrowed $826,800 under the Paycheck Protection Program on April 16, 2020. After thoroughly evaluating the spiritual, philosophical, and financial implications of the PPP loan, the Council of Elders was unable to achieve unanimity as to repaying the loan or applying for forgiveness. As a result, the Council agreed that the issue should be decided by a vote of the Regular Members. The elders themselves voted 8 to 4 to recommend to the Members that we should repay the loan.

Please vote your preference for how the church should proceed:

  • Pay back the PPP loan.
  • Apply for forgiveness of the PPP loan.
  • I don't know, so I abstain.

Click here to read the Pros and Cons document to consider both sides of this resolution. 

If you cannot attend the congregational meeting, vote by absentee ballot herePrinted absentee ballots are also available M-Th 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Church Office.

Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

Zoom Information Meetings:

— Wednesday evening, March 10, at 8:00 p.m.

— Saturday morning, March 13, at 8:00 a.m.