Church Council charged the Futures Task Force to:
- Look at where our church has been.
- Listen for how God is calling us to proceed into our future.
- Examine program priorities, our church’s mission, worship and parish care needs.
- Identify goals and directions.
- Recommend the leadership staff we will need to achieve these goals.
The Futures task force has been meeting and studying including research on the context of church and society, studying church staffing patterns, examining trends in our own membership, etc. With the upcoming retirement of David Anderson, a new dimension has been added to our work. Our consultant, Don Hill, has suggested we convene a small group of past and present leaders in the church to discuss leadership structures and make a recommendation to our task force. Our goal is still to make a recommendation to Council by October but we are not letting that define our work.
We want to hear from you—your voice is welcome and needed!
Please participate in *both* of these opportunities offered by the Futures Task Force:
This online survey asks about our church community, our future and the qualities desired for our staff in the immediate future. The survey takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete and will give us important information about our congregational priorities. Please fill out the survey even if you have met with a Futures Task Force member or attended a listening session at church. With enough participation from the congregation, the survey can provide us with an accurate reading of our collective thoughts, hopes and dreams. Here is the link https://forms.gle/cK6sZFRDSCgn8jkQ8
Please complete the survey by September 15. If you are unable to access it through the internet link, you are welcome to complete a paper survey. These are available in the church office and at a table in the Turner Narthex after worship.
Yearnings & Dreams for our future—after worship in the Chapel — August 25 and September 1 and 8.
A survey is limited by the questions asked so we encourage you to also participate in one of the sessions scheduled after church in the chapel. We want to engage with you in dreaming about and building our future.