As a new year dawns, our congregation rises to face some big questions. We all know that the church has far more to do with people than it does with “bricks and mortar.” We also know that it’s time to examine the possibility of building an addition. The architects have done their work. The costs of the project are in focus. Now, it’s time to discern our next steps.
It’s important that we do this the right way.
In true Congregational Church fashion, it’s time for all of us to participate in a church-wide dialogue. As I write, a few lay leaders are working to set up an on-line forum for us to ask questions and to share our thoughts and feelings about the proposed building project.
You will soon receive an email from the Building and Preservation Committee that shares the most current information and includes an invitation to members of the church family to carry out a thoughtful conversation.
I don’t know how this process will end, but I care deeply about the process. It’s key that we all bring our best to this significant moment in the congregation’s life. Please share openly and honestly as we move forward. I implicitly trust our collective wisdom and I love that we are a church that values the voices of all its members. Let’s share our best thinking with one another.
Thank you, in advance, for being a part of the big decisions that await us.
Grace and peace,