Every day is a day to give thanks and praise the Lord !
We are thankful for all 39 of our churches in this association and all 105 clergy. As an association we wish to be available and useful to all. In this time of renewal and transition we strive to learn about the strengths, gifts, challenges and histories of all our family. Please share your story today.
I challenge each clergy to write a personal brag page about what they and their place of ministry are doing to live out the faith they proclaim. I also challenge each congregation to write a short story about who they are, what they are about, what their goals are and what they hold up proudly for all to see.
We can and must share our stories. Victories are fun, but times we have faltered and times we hurt need to be shared too. We have congregations who need inspiration and encouragement. We have congregations that need to be applauded and some who need challenged. We have communities in need of resources including volunteer hours. There is something for us all to do.
As we give thanks, let’s put our words into actions that encourage others to give thanks too.
Send your stories, thoughts, pictures and challenges to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be shared in the weekly Newsletter between now and Christmas.
Our Covenant Elders are a helpful resource to congregations in their search and call process, in trying something new doing the upcoming holy days, in self-evaluation to assist in 2018 goal setting and budget planning. Utilize them.
Our groups continue to meet and we are working on starting new groups. Any authorized clergy are welcome. Please prayerfully consider devoting monthly time to excellence in your called vocation.
Rev. Linda Meredith