Dear Cottage Grove friends, 

As you have heard, many changes are being made as we move forward in light of COVID-19.  In response to today’s reality and the uncertainty of tomorrow, the Board of Elder and Directional Leadership Team decided to cut next year’s budget by 10% (a reduction of $400,000).  To get to that number, 15 of our 42 staff members were affected, and the CG Campus will be the last campus to re-open.  With loss comes pain.  And many questions.  Please take 12 minutes to watch this update and open the document that is attached.  We have tried to answer most of the questions that have been asked. We ask for your grace and understanding in these challenging days.  Thank you,

Pastor Phil 


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Q: Is CG Campus closing? Is this delayed opening a sneaky way of not opening?
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Q: Why was the staff laid off…why not furloughed if you’re planning on reopening?
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Q: Why single out the CG campus?
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Q: How could you let Jake go after serving at CR for 17 years?
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Q: What will happen to the youth and kids?
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Q: When will the CG campus open again? What will be the indicators?
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Q: Will the CG staff be re-hired when the campus reopens?
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Q: What are the next steps for CG?
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Q: Were there other options? Why not have a fundraiser?
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Q: Why were there 2 different emails that went out to the CR family?
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Q: Why didn’t the CG leaders know or have a heads up in knowing what was happening?
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Q: Why wasn’t anything mentioned on the weekend?