February 12, 2020

Next Sunday, February 23, the transition team invites you to the Fellowship Hall at noon for lunch and a future-oriented conversation that builds on last month’s congregational conversation. (Even if you didn’t participate in January, you are encouraged to join in...

February 5, 2020

Since we have a couple of weeks before the next congregational conversation on February 23, I’d like to share a model that might be helpful for personal reflection and in future discussions. This week I offer to you the Results Cycle, proposed by Thomas Crane in The...

January 29, 2020

Since we have a few weeks before the next congregational conversation on February 23, I’d like to share a model that might be helpful for personal reflection and in future discussions. The ladder of inference was developed by an organizational psychologist named Chris...

January 22, 2020

Following the January 12 congregational conversation, I spent some time with the comments captured on the easel pad. Below is what I heard from you regarding potential means of moving forward in unity. Leadership structure Define role of deacons. Develop clarity...

January 15, 2020

Thank you to everyone who participated in any form in the congregational conversation on Sunday. It is not easy to share or to listen to concerns and feelings that are very raw. Both take courage, love, and investment in the church and one another, and you showed all...

January 8, 2020

This Sunday the transition team invites you to the Fellowship Hall at noon for lunch and conversation. After lunch we will have a large group conversation, per the request of several people, to surface the issues that are preventing FBC from living into the fullness...

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