Two weeks ago, we had our All Committee Night. Though attendance was down somewhat due to the weather and some illnesses, we gathered and broke bread together. More than just a potluck supper (though it was mighty delicious!), it is a significant and visible testimony to our heritage as a congregation whose leadership is of the laity working in conjunction with the minister. Patti Berger -chairperson of our Central Board- and I encouraged folks to set new goals and review bylaw description of responsibilities.
Also shared was the importance of working in conjunction with staff who are on sight day in and day out. Shortly before 7:00pm we then went to our individual committees. As I look at the variety of faces and skills and interests and hopeswe collectively bring, I am renewed in my conviction that South Church has a bright light of the gospel to share with others. Thank you one and all for your efforts to strengthen a vital ministry.
As Lent begins, we can reflect upon the ministry we share as well as our personal spiritual journeys. I look forward to my upcoming time at Back Bay Mission in MS as part of the renewal of my soul and faith's fires.