December 2014 Discernment (“Search”) Committee Update

We began our ministry by coordinating the visit from Canon Cecilia Alvarez with Parish Meetings on November 8 and 9. As a result we have approximately 80 sets of answers from parishioners to each of the 4 Conversation Questions that Canon Alvarez presented. We have synthesized these index card responses into a workable format that we will use to guide us at each step along the way. What a blessing!

On November 19, the Discernment Committee met again with Canon Alvarez for a detailed discussion of the entire discernment process with guidelines and tools from the Diocese of NJ. We are grateful to Canon Alvarez for this.

During our worship services on December 13 and 14, Father Dave led a liturgy for the installation of the members of the Discernment Committee. Thanks Father Dave!

During our December meetings the focus of our work is our Portfolio for the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM) website which, when completed, will represent our parish to priests who are registered with the OTM and are in search of a parish.

Please come to any of us with ideas, questions, and input … and please keep our mission in your prayers!

Mark Nicolle, Chairman
Roger Baker, Darrin Buono, Aimee Burgin, Pat Braidwood, Len Clark, Becky Goff, Stuart Lynd, Elizabeth Nelson, Deb Prieto, Chelsea Richmond, Tom Rigg, Chris Southwick, Jeff Snodgrass, Wayne Szalma, Diane Wall, Jim Wynkoop

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