The new church year is fully underway and the Board of Trustees is in full swing. As in years past the board is taking some time away and having it’s beginning-of-the-year retreat. The retreat is held each year to give the board time away from our daily distractions of work and play, to contemplate where we have been and where are we going as a congregation. We together set goals to achieve as a board and explore how this church is serving its members. We also look to enhance how we can serve the greater community and be a positive force for change. The evening is spent in the community of the board members and it is a time of lively discussion, planning, and envisioning.
With the wider world around us becoming more and more divisive, this year’s retreat is more needed than ever. As the board works through its agenda on Friday September 2nd, please keep us in your thoughts so that they may guide us in the evening’s discussions. We the board will endeavor to live up to the expectations of our church community, and look forward to serving this community we love so dearly.
In the upcoming weeks, additional church work is being done and meetings are being held. The next meeting of note is the Fall Council meeting. At this meeting the Trustees share the ministry goal(s) set at the board retreat and get an introduction of who is on each of the committees and teams, and they share any goals or needs they may have with the board and the rest of the committees and teams. This meeting is open to everyone at Heritage and your participation and attendance is always encouraged. So please, if you can, join us on Sunday October 9th from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. to see your church in its full splendor of administrative process and discussion. I look forward to seeing everyone that can join us.