Read the full issue of the September 29 Weekly Liberal here.
Rev. Justin Schroeder writes:
Our October worship theme is, “The Whole Story.” This month, we endeavor to tell whole stories, the stories that shape us, the stories that stand in our way, the stories that create openings for something new whether in our racial justice journey, our dreams for our collective future, or in our personal lives!
Beginning on Sunday, Oct. 9, and running through the end of October, we will hold more than a dozen Focus Groups, laying out some of the urgent needs we face as a church, and sharing a vision for how we might address these needs. You may recall that at our Annual Meeting in June, we spoke about a comprehensive stewardship campaign as a way to move forward, address some of these needs, and truly make 3400 Dupont our home. The Board of Trustees and the Senior Ministry Team agree: now is the time to dream about how we can best achieve the future that our Strategic Plan calls us into!
We need you! In these 45 minute long Focus Groups, we hope to hear from every person in the congregation: young and old, new members, friends, long time members, youth, everyone! We want to hear your piece of the story, as you respond to the needs of the church and how we might address those needs, so that together, we can craft a collective story about how best to build our collective future.
Please plan to attend at least one of the 16 Focus Groups that we’re offering in October – you can find a list of Focus Group dates and times on our website.
Don’t miss out on these exciting conversations!