From The Shooting Star. Copyright 2010, Ellen Rowse Spero. All rights reserved
For this column, I would like to offer us a couple of invitations with regard to some opportunities for our congregation. Two weeks ago, I asked you during worship to answer three questions: 1) what line of our covenant resonates for you most deeply; 2) how do you see us living out our covenant well and 3) how do you see us living out our covenant more deeply. Cindy Gist (bless her!) made two posters with your answers. Three repeated themes that emerged for the third question were a desire to see us be better stewards of our congregation, better stewards of the earth and to do more local social outreach and justice work. So here are the invitations to deepen in these ways.
Second, I invite you to consider joining the Green Committee. It needs new members in order to help us sustain and deepen this particular commitment to being good stewards of the earth. The Committee has had a table at social hour the past couple of weeks. They are featuring a presentation by the Reverend Barbara McCusick Liscord (our former ministerial intern!) and Paul Liscord on sustainability on October 29th. The chair of the Green Committee is Ami Hughes and their next meeting is Tuesday October 19th at 7 pm.
And last but not least, a reminder. We will be having a non-surprise baby shower for Sadie next Sunday after the fire drill and enough social hour for those who cannot stay. Lynne Cole welcomes help with food, clean up and set up. If you have questions about gifts or other things, please feel free to contact me. And I hear that we might have some fun games too!