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July Tidings

posted Oct 24, 2017, 1:15 PM by Kate Fields
Dear Mighty and Faithful Church,

As the weather warms, I hope that this summer brings some space of sabbath for you. Sabbath is so critical to remembering who you are and what you are about.

Historically, summertime has been a sort of sabbath in the church year. Our Sunday School does not meet, and we also reduce programmatically. It is a time to kick the heels up and rest, but also along the same lines, a time to have space to remember who we are.

An Underwood Strategic Visioning Taskforce was convened this winter to do the work of visioning on the church financial front. The Strategic Visioning Taskforce is also partnering with the Ministry Council to begin conversation about Underwood’s mission. In other words, what are Underwood’s justice priorities?

    •    What is at the heart of our congregation? What is it we are here for? What compels us?

    •    How can we better centralize our mission? Why do we have a unique voice?

    •    How can we bring change about in the world?

These are questions for each member of Underwood to consider. I hope Underwood will take this time of summer Sabbath to begin the work of consolidating our mission and justice priorities for 2017.

Grateful to be on this journey with you all.

Peace like a river,