Transitioning. As I think ahead into
the coming months, many of us will
be transitioning in a variety of ways.
Many of our winter brothers and sisters have already
begun the transition to moving back to their summer
homes. We have been saying our goodbye blessings
to many of our friends in the past few weeks, and others
will be departing by mid May. May the blessings
of Christ our Lord be with you in the coming months.
We are already looking forward to greeting you and
having you back among us later on this year.
The Church Council will be transitioning with some
new members coming onto the Council after the annual
meeting which will be held on Sunday, May 1,
after the 10 a.m. worship. Thank you to all who have
served your terms faithfully over the past several
years. I would like to see some kind of church council
orientation for new members, however, I feel I
have not been here long enough to know all the inner
workings of the council to adequately orientate new
members. This will be a work in progress.
As we transition into the summer months, we potentially
have a large VBS as we partner with Calvary
Baptist with a joint VBS from June 6-10. It will be
an evening program so we can maximize multigenerational
volunteers. All hands on deck as we
will need many volunteers.
From now through the summer, I know there will be
many opportunities for conversations, planning for
the fall, with confirmation curriculum, Sunday
School teacher recruitment, potential restructuring of
some boards and the 50th Anniversary preparations /
planning. As we enter the fall months we will be rganizing a debt reduction campaign for later in the fall and early winter to secure statements of intent to continue paying down the mortgage.
In the midst of all of these transitions, we will seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and look to Jesus for our sense of mission and purpose. “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” Phil. 4:13
Grace and Peace, Pastor Craig