January News from Reverend Mary
A Blessed New Year to All!
A most important new thing in our lives as church together is that we have moved into our new structure! If you have any questions about how it works, please be sure to ask a member of the Calling and Discernment Team. This structure sees each person as a minister able to carry out a ministry expressive of his or her spiritual gifts. Donna and George Ackerman, Janice Brejwo, Jan Fairchild, Margie Galabrun, Bill Goodwin, Mary James and Arlene Leyare are all members of this team, and are eager to help with questions about our new structure.
Your ministry ideas are most welcome and there is a place for all ministries that are consistent with our mission and vision in this new structure! Be aware that there are no more committees as we have known them, but rather ministry teams headed by volunteer coordinators. These teams vary in number and will meet in various configurations as needed to plan, carry out projects, share ideas, and engage in work together! All church members and friends are encouraged to offer to serve in one or more areas of ministry in the life of the church. If you haven’t been asked, don’t be shy. Step up and make your ideas known!
The following meetings are coming up:
TEAM SYNERGY WORKSHOP: January 14th, 9 – 12; snow date is January 15th after church (see article).
Spiritual Life and Faith Formation Team will not meet on the 8th as previously scheduled and will set a new time at the end of the workshop mentioned above.
Resource Stewardship and Management Team will meet on January 15th after church (unless bumped by snow date for workshop).
Leadership Council will meet on January 22nd after church.
These meetings are open to all.
Our Ministry Coordinators on the Spiritual Life and Faith Formation Team are:
Diaconate: Cathy Koukal and Jo Szirbik
Christian Education: Margie Galabrun
Outreach: Donna Ackerman
Theatrical and Musical Arts: Jan Stanley and Susie Goodwin
Library: Nancy Dee and Mary Beth Cook
Decorative and Visual Arts: Arlene Leyare
Wider Church: Connie Littlefield
Our Ministry Coordinators on the Resource Stewardship and Management Team are:
Buildings and Grounds: Ann Bilodeau
Finance and Investment: Bill Goodwin
Personnel: Jan Fairchild
Stewardship: Carol Lundgren
Communications: Carol Jeffery
Historian and Archivist: Patricia Golden
I hope this information is helpful to all as we prayerfully share in this new adventure!
Blessings and peace,
See, I am making all things new.