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May Letter from Polly
This past Sunday, April 24th, a group of us gathered in the Fellowship Hall for a wonderful potluck lunch and a great discussion. We looked back at the things about the church that were important to those who attended and began to look forward to calling a new pastor.
Before we form the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC), we will form a Search Process Preparation Team. This team will work on a survey for the entire congregation that will be completed online.
(Don’t worry if you do not have a computer, the team will enter it from your paper copy.) So far, three church members have volunteered for this task and I would like to have 5-7 people to serve on this team. (Being on the team will not remove you from consideration for the PNC.) If you are inter-ested in being on this team, please let one of the Session members or me know.
One of the things that I have been asked is why we can’t just form a PNC now and get on with the search for a new pastor. Pastor Caroline served the church for 12 years and according to Alban Institute, an organization committed to building up congregations and their leaders, if the previous pastor served 12 or more years then there is an increased chance of the next pastor’s tenure being short and not as successful as it could be. This means that during the interim time, we need to do good work together as well as look at who the church was, is, and wants to be.
My goal is to make sure that this congregation is ready to move toward a wonderful and exciting future. Your part of the equation will be to help with the process – participate in the survey and other preparation tasks and most importantly pray for the preparation team, the PNC and the future pastor of this church.
Grace & peace,
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - May 31-June 3
Save the Date! VBS will take place May 31-June 3, (Tuesday through Friday) 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church for children 3 years old through those finishing 5th grade. More information and registration forms will be provided soon so watch for it in next month’s newsletter and the Sunday announcements.
Find registration forms and information in May 2016 newsletter!