The council will be installed this Sunday, September 20, during the service. The installation of the council is the ritual of mutual promises that formalizes the council’s role of governance and oversight on behalf of the congregation. In turn, the congregation promises to support and trust the council.
Last night in its September meeting the council reviewed the calendar and discussed the stewardship program for the year. During the month of November we will speak together about the way we think of our offerings of time and money to God and to support of the community, as members of the church. On Sunday, November 15 the council asks you to join with other members of the church to talk about the community of faith we share. Members of the council will lead small group discussions around fellowship tables about our personal ideas around giving, and the needs of the church. Pledge cards will be distributed.
Much of the meeting time was spent discussing directed and designated gifts policies. Loren Korte drafted a policy statement for us. The New England Synod has a policy of its own. The two documents were compared. Dave Melvin and Marisa Lutz will work on a revised draft of Loren’s document based on the council’s recommendations.
Dave Melvin is retyping our bylaws and constitution. Soon we will have electronic versions of these. Thank you, Dave!
The meeting ended in the worship room with a quiet reading of responsive prayer from the hymnal.
This Sunday, September 20
Choir breakfast at 8:15 amFirst choir rehearsalDuring the summer we have used Setting 10. Sunday we switch to Setting 8.Installation of the council during the service and a photographRally day potluck after church! Bring something to share and plan to stay for a family art event. Every household will be invited to design and decorate a piece of fabric that represents the people and pets in your house. The individual pieces will be stitched together and displayed. If you would like to help set things up, grill and clean-up, thank you in advance.Rejoicing Spirits at 4 pm
Several of our members have moved! We wish them happiness and peace in their new homes.
Carrie and Chris Munford
35 Williams Rd
Wayland, MA 01778
Carrie and Dave Melvin
Wayland, MA 01778
700 Blue Heron Dr.
Lancaster, MA 01523-2085