I want to begin today by saying thank you to all of you who have completed a nominations survey. It is so helpful to see who is ready to do something new, who wants to complete a season and move to a new one, who has interests that we would never have thought about! I don't think we are going to finish the nominations process before charge conference, so the Nominations and Leadership Team will make a motion that will empower the Church Council to elect the slate before the end of the year. Also, there are a number of positions that do not have to wait until January 1, 2016, to take effect, and we will be working with several folks who have already said they will work in those areas and get them started in their ministries sooner rather than later.
One area that I am particularly excited about is Family Ministries. These ministries have been ably led (as a whole) by Janice Holsonbake for quite some time, with specific activities led by Scott & Linda Stewart, Alice Seohnlein, Dawn & Dan Blake, Laura & Chris Raab and Cathy Kayombo, with the help of several others. Thank you to each and every one of you for all you have done -- and some of you will continue to do in these ministries! Each of the activities (such as the Easter Egg Hunt, the Emory Grove Picnic, Chrismon Tree Workshop and Tree Trimming, and Fall Hoe Down) are treasured events for our faith family. Be on the lookout for upcoming familiar events as well as some new ones coordinated by this Team.
If you have not yet completed a survey, please do so as quickly as possible. Thanks! Here's the link to the online version: nominations survey We particularly need to know if some of you do not wish to continue in your current position.
This Sunday will be the last in our worship series, Women of the Bible. Station WWJD will return with an interview focused on the raising of Jairus' daughter and a provocative poem by Joy Mead, very different from the 3 poems we read related to Eve and the Garden.
As the fall season continues to ramp up, please remember to make your faith life a priority, including participation in worship and spiritual growth. We are always happy to see you in worship, and it is my prayer that worship and the Grow Hour will be one of the most important ways that we all grow closer to God and deeper in our walk with Jesus!
Blessings on you!