Welcome to 2015! As we start into the second half of the church calendar year, we look forward to some unique opportunities and lots of fun. On February 1st, Rev. Bill begins his sabbatical, not returning until August 1st. To kick off the sabbatical, two events will occur. On Sunday, January, 25th, we will have a short send off event. It will be not only a farewell of sorts, but also a celebration of him crossing the threshold of being Heritage’s longest serving minister.
Then, the following Sunday, members from the Board of Trustees and the Committee on Ministry will concduct the church service on how we not only survive the 6 months that Rev. Bill will be gone, but how do we thrive and grow. We will review our pledge of Living in the Spirit of Community as well as discuss how we move forward with our Social Justice initiatives. Knowing that Bill is our #1 cheerleader and organizer in this area, how do we keep our spirit of Standing on the Side of Love moving forward?
We have some big church wide parties coming up as well. On Saturday, March 7th, join the Music Committee for the Heritage Family Dinner and Variety Show. It is a new event that promises to be full of laughter and probably a few tears. Then on April 25th, don’t miss the annual Auction. If you have never been to the Auction, ask others how much fun it is. It is a night of community and our church’s biggest fundraiser.
So even though the next months of the sabbatical may provide us with a few challenges, I look forward to it as a time of congregational growth and community collaboration.