This past weekend the transition team retreat was held under the guidance of Laura Stephens-Reed.

The team’s sessions focused on the interim period our church is experiencing and how the Team can help navigate through this time.

The Team wants the congregation to know we are not a group that will be making decisions about the future. This Team will be leading the entire congregation through a process that will help the church celebrate who they were, identify opportunities for the future and determine what they want to become.

This process will consist of 5 sessions at which we will discuss the following topics:

  • September 29 Heritage
  • October 27 Connections
  • November 17 Missions
  • TBD (January) Leadership
  • TBD (February) Future

The Team encourages you to participate in these discussions. This is your chance to provide input into and help shape what FBC becomes. The Team will strive to listen, be transparent and keep you informed along the way. After the congregation works though the issues outlined above, the Team will have completed its mission and will hand off to a Pastor Search Committee.

Please pray for the Transition Team, the entire FBC family, and get involved. The more ideas, concerns, hopes and dreams for this church we work through, the stronger we will be when we are ready to exit this interim period.

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Make plans to attend the first congregational conversation and potluck lunch on Sept. 29, after worship in the Fellowship Hall from 12–2 pm.

Drinks and meat will be provided by the church. We are asking our members to bring the following items according to the first letter of your last name:

  • A-J: Casserole/Side-dish
  • K-R: Dessert
  • S-Z: Vegetable/Salad

Church members are invited to bring photos and mementos from past church events to share on a display table. Please make sure names are on the items so that they are returned to their rightful owners after the event.

Child Care will be available after lunch. Please RSVP for childcare to Holly Hatton and include your child’s age with your RSVP.

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