In last week’s newsletter I wrote about my upcoming sabbatical.
This week I want to let you all know that there are plans in place to manage my absence, particularly in two major areas.
The Fabulous Worship Team™ is busy working on worship services for everyone. Several dates are already booked with familiar lay leaders, and they will be reaching out to nearby ministers and seminarians for services as well.
They are also eager to hear YOUR ideas for worship! If you have an idea, and would like help developing it into a service – please contact me, and I’ll be glad to connect you with someone on the Team who can coach you through offering a service.
Don’t have an idea for a whole service, though you’re willing to help by doing a reading? Let me and the Team know! We are eager to involve as many people as possible in worship.
The other major area to manage is pastoral care. The Board and our Care Team Chair will have a list of nearby ministers willing to be called for pastoral care emergencies. All are experienced ministers, able to offer care by phone or in person, or to officiate services if needed.
Nick, our Administrator, will be on the job throughout my sabbatical, making sure the usual tasks get done – sending out the newsletter, creating and printing orders of service, etc.
More information to come!
Be safe, friends. I love you.