Perhaps because I worked in the schools for so many years, the coming of fall always
reminds me of the quote that I recently found out is by Meister Eckhart “And suddenly
you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” Nothing
could be more true for our Resurrection family this autumn. With the arrival of Pastor
Steve this fall marks the official start to our pastoral transition process.
We are actively forming our Transition Team. As I indicated last month The Transition
Team is not a Call Committee. The transition process seeks to answer the following
questions through data gathering, assessments, and reflection: Who are we? Who is our
neighbor? What is God up to internally and externally and how are we called to
participate? and given the answers to the first three questions, how do we articulate the
kind of pastoral leadership we need at this time? The Transition Team will complete a
Ministry Site Profile that documents data about our ministry and answers to those key
questions. The good news is that we have spent the last 3 and a half months gathering
much of the data needed for our Ministry Site Profile and the work on our Values,
Mission, and Vision is solid and recent.
We have a couple of volunteers to serve on our official Transition Team, but we could
use several more. Please, please, please reach out to me if you have any interest at all
or any questions about the process or the commitment.
On a related note I want to extend a warm official welcome to Pastor Steve. I regret
being out of town on his first Sunday with us. But I know you will welcome him with
some Resurrection warmth and love in my absence. I spent much of his “first day on the
job” with him and know he is a kind, caring, and compassionate person who will be a
good fit for us going forward through this transition process.
Finally let’s have some more fun! I want to encourage all members and families to join
us for our Fall Festival on September 17th. If the August Community Picnic is any
indication, the Fall Festival will be a good time for all.
Blessing for you and your whole family this fall,