"SPEER-itual Moments"


By: Rev. Gary H. Speer

Now I feel like the New Year has begun. We installed new leadership on Sunday. We had the Kick-off for the “Souper Bowl of Caring” which I believe sets the tone for the entire year that lies ahead. So I think we are ready for 2017, and ready to be fully engaged in the life and witness and ministries of this congregation.
 
I know there is some sense of uncertainty as this year progresses. Things will change at the end of April. I will be gone. A new interim/transitional minister will begin at some point after that. A search will begin for a new settled pastor. Some of you are wondering what the future holds.
 
I don’t hear all the side conversations after worship, but I hear enough to know that some of you are wondering what is next for this congregation.
 
How will things be after this all happens?
 
I can’t answer all the questions. I can answer some.

And I will continue over these next few months to do my best to get this congregation ready for this time of change and transition.
 
But until that time is here, I think it is important right now, more than ever, to fully engage ourselves, each one of us, into all that we must be doing right now.
 
This is the best path for us to choose as we get ready for change.
 
Until then…we have the Souper Bowl of Caring; and more faithful conversations on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings at 9:30; and we have Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of Lent and this journey to Easter will be our last and maybe most special of all; we have our 8th Annual Golf Tournament and the opportunity for me to “baptize” a few more golf balls; and Easter’s Celebration…so there is still much to do during these next few months. I have said this already and will repeat it now and probably again, the best thing we can do is to stay strong in our attendance, our giving, and our participation in all aspects of this congregation’s life.
 
Devotedly,
 
Gary
 

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