It has been eighteen months since Covid entered our lives. A lot has changed since then. How many of these changes will be permeant, it is too soon to tell. At our last Church Council meeting, we spent most of our time talking about how we might deal with the changes. We feel that the next six to nine months will give us an indication as to which changes will become the new normal.
During this period of time, we will have been worshiping, in person, for a year and we will have a better grasp of what Sunday morning worship will look like going forward. We will have ended the fiscal year, have had the annual stewardship campaign and developed a budget for 2022. This will help to give us a better picture of what giving and revenues from outside groups will look like. We will have a better idea as to how many of our pre-covid programs will return. Finally, the United Methodist General Conference, which was postponed from April 2020, will have concluded and we will know how denominational changes will impact the local church.
In an effort to be able to respond to these changes in a more nimble manner, it was felt that we need to look at making changes in our governance. This would mean streamlining our administrative committees. A task force will be exploring what this might look like.
We will keep you updated on these developments. While there is much change around us, we need to remind ourselves that God’s love for us remains constant.
See you in church,