One of the things I love most as your pastor is gathering with you on Wednesday nights. It's been a fun few weeks thinking together about our congregation's strengths and the opportunities we see around us. We'll wrap up that conversation this Wednesday, October 25, at 6:10pm. What makes us us is recognizing God's presence among us. What are we thankful for? How have we seen God's presence in our congregation this year and in years past? This is a time for Thanksgiving! Join us on Wednesday nights in November as we explore this theme together. And don't forget to buy your ticket for our Thanksgiving meal together on November 15. As we move swiftly toward the season of Advent, I'd like to invite those of you who play instruments to help us celebrate the season on Wednesday nights in December. We'll devote our Wednesday nights to music, and I'd love to hear all the gifts that our people hold. And one last thing: on Sunday, November 5, we will vote on a slate of deacons to join our deacon body for the next 3 years. Thank you for your nominations and for your discernment as we work together to provide leadership and care for our membership. I hope you'll be present as we affirm and encourage those who will serve.
With gratitude - ELLEN