Your call committee took a break from its weekly Wednesday meetings,
figuring that the evening before Thanksgiving wouldn't be a particularly
productive time, and will resume its meetings December 1st.
However, we have not been idle. After a few weeks of
discussing our initial draft responses to the seven "trends" questions
on the Ministry Site Profile, each of the committee members is working
on revisions to take into account our discussion of those drafts. You
may remember from your time in school how much you loved essay
questions, and we've discovered the passage of time doesn't affect
that fondness, or lack thereof. But it's an essential part of the
committee's work if we are to convey to prospective candidates a clear
sense of what our congregation and community are like.
We're glad to report that a few more members of the congregation have
taken the time to talk to us about the qualities they'd like to
see in our next pastor. We're thankful for every bit of input we can
get, and are greedy for more! Even if what you have to say seems
obvious to you, it helps confirm whether we've "read"
the congregation correctly. You can reach the entire committee by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact any of us individually:
Adolfo Ramirez, Julia Tranchina, Paul Thomas, Randy Presuhn (chair),
and Sarah Janigian.
Please remember the committee and its work in your prayers.
Christ the Good Shepherd
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