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Video Greeting 

 

So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries.  

Today’s trouble is enough for today.”  

Matthew 6:34 (NLT) 

 

 Wise foresight and contingency planning seem like prerequisites in our vocation and in fact they are good character traits and professional skills to develop. Along comes a situation or season where we cannot control nearly enough variables to feel comfortable in our own effort, and we have a clear choice to become anxious or to trust God as a loving Father.  

 

My kids and I are captivated by the exuberant vitality and simple beauty observed in the flora and fauna that find refuge in our backyard garden. Creation gloriously illustrates what it means to trust and rest in God’s goodness, even as the human world around us contains a growing sense of uncertainty and is filled with troubles.  

 

I love how Eugene Peterson paraphrases Matthew 6:30-34 in The Message: 

  

“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works.  

 

Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. 

 

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” 

   

Think of someone in your community or network whom you can encourage with a simple phone call, text message, or video chat. Let’s find creative ways to intentionally step toward one another and resist the urge to just hunker down or attempt to endure trials in isolation.  

 

Jesus calls us to lay down anxiety, fretting, and our worries about the future, and He comes to us as the Savior who bears our burdens and carries us in His arms today (Psalm 68:18-19). 

 

Warmly in Christ, 

 

Lance Poole, on behalf of the MACFM Council  

 

 

 

Enroll your profile NOW to keep up with MACFM gatherings, expand your network, and engage in discussion forums on the MACFM website  

 

Email Caleb.boston@wooddale.org (MACFM Website Administrator) for specific help 

 
 
 
 
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MACFM 2020 Vendor Expo

 Lunch Gathering, Thursday, April 23, 2020

9:00am – 1:30 pm

 

Substance Church, Spring Lake Park

Host: Jonathan Glendenning

 

Church Members & Guest Invite RSVP by April 15th 

 

Vendor Members Reserve a Booth by April 1st

 

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Save these dates for 2020:

 

Click for Info on the Minnesota Prayer Breakfast April 28, 2020 

 

RSVP for the MACFM table

 

Educational Tour, May 21, 2020, TBA

 

Breakfast Gathering, June 18, 2020

New Life Academy, Woodbury

 

Breakfast Gathering, September 17, 2020

Bethlehem Covenant Church, South Minneapolis

 

Lunch Gathering, October 15, 2020

Excelsior Covenant Church

 

Breakfast Gathering, November 19, 2020

Annual Business Meeting

 

Lunch Gathering, December 10, 2020

Innovative Office Solutions, Burnsville

 

 

 

   " They are to serve as the Temple caretakers, taking charge of the maintenance work and performing general duties." Ezekiel 44:14 (NTL)

For Membership Information please contact Vince Vanella  at vince@vanellagroupmn.com

For Website help or info please email Caleb.Boston@wooddale.org               


 A letter From the President:

On behalf of the Minnesota Association of Church Facilities Managers, I would like to welcome you to our website.

 

MACFM is celebrating our 16th year of bringing church facility professionals and vendor/suppliers together to work together to further the work of Christ centered churches across Minnesota. Our core values center around Fellowship, Networking, Development, and Resources.  We meet monthly for breakfast or lunch in one of our member churches to further those values.

 

Please check our calendar and accept my invitation to attend our next gathering.  We would like to have you experience first hand what has become an invaluable resource to the over 100 church and 70 plus vendor members in our group.

 

Personally, in addition to the friends I have made, I know that I am a much more effective Facility Manager because of the expertise and quality, cost saving contacts I now have through being a part of MACFM.

 

Feel free to call me at: 612.859.6017 or email me at: ehansen@colonialchurch.org for additional information or with any questions you may have.  We’ll look forward to meeting you!

 

Sincerely,

 

Eric Hansen, Facility Manager

Colonial Church

6200 Colonial Way

Edina, MN   55436

 

 

 

  

 

 
 

MACFM Core Purpose:  Church Facility Solutions

 

MACFM Core Values:

FellowshipBuilding personal relationships.

 

NetworkingEffective communication with peers for help and support.

 

DevelopmentGrowth in ability to deliver excellences in facilities care and management.

 

ResourcesKnowledge, experience, direction and support to help make an informed and effective solution.

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