Moving Forward Task ForceMoving Forward Task Force

Bob and Joyce McMurtry, co-chairs

     Our focus will be on Kingdom building and moving beyond the church building. This first requires assessing our current ministries and their relationship to our community and to the world. We must then assess the needs of the community, list contacts for agencies addressing those needs, and begin working in selected areas to broaden our ministries.


Update: November 30, 2017

     The Moving Forward Task Force is working with agencies in Valparaiso to discover opportunities for members of our church to take God's Kingdom out into our community and plan to invite representatives from various agencies and organizations to make presentations during worship services each month.

     Our first presentation was Sunday, November 19, 2017, by Erin Hawkins, principal at Flint Lake School, who spoke about volunteer opportunities available to members of our congregation at Flint Lake School. They include tutoring individual children before, after, or during the school day, helping at recess to teach rules for playing simple games, and packing backpacks of food for students. Most of these opportunities require one hour a week.

     If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Joyce McMurtry at