SUMC Wish List
“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride” is an English proverb and nursery rhyme, first recorded about 1628 in a collection of Scottish proverbs, which suggests if wishing could make things happen, even the most destitute people would have everything they wanted.
We all have wishes, but to make things happen, we also need to have actions. Did you know our church has a wish list? SUMC has a list maintained by the church council of items that our church desires to obtain that would allow us to do some things we cannot now do or to improve the way we now do certain things. Fortunately there’s already a process established to make things happen, and even a request form, but not everyone knows about it.
Here’s How to Get Your Ideas Submitted for Consideration to be on the Wish List:
If you know of an item or service that you believe is needed to help our church in fulfilling its mission, then this may be a candidate for the wish list. Such a request should be for something that ordinarily is not included in the annual budget, and something for which there is insufficient money in the general fund to support the item or service. A group or individual can request an item to be submitted for addition to the Church Wish List, but you must go through the process.
In order for an item to be placed on the wish list, the requestor needs to provide all pertinent information listed on the request form (description, quantity, price estimate, date needed, …). Since all items must be submitted by a Council or Staff member to the Church Council for consideration, you would need to get this information to a council member or the church office or the Pastor prior to the monthly council meeting, which is the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30. At that time the Church Council will review the current Wish List and consider any new items submitted. It’s up to the Council to determine if an item is added on the wish list, and they will assign it a priority and determine if they have sufficient information or if something else is needed. The more information and justification that you can include with the request, the more likely it is that they can make a decision, and avoid delays caused due to insufficient information. If you have a proposal but still have questions on the process or need more information, just call the office 624-2288.
Several things have been accomplished on the current wish list, while others are still in the works, which include Replacement windows for the church basement, reroofing the church steeple, and repairing/replacing the Sanctuary spotlight. Most of these are trustee items (they are large items and take more research, thus stay on the list longer). But don’t feel your idea/suggestion/request is any less worthy of consideration, if you think it’s needed or would be an asset in helping our church fulfill it’s mission, please submit it. The mission of Solon UMC is making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our world. What’s on your wish list?