I'm still feeling the after glow of a successful Presbytery Meeting, September 17th. We owe our hosts at Jackson, First our thanks! Feedback from 37 attendee evaluations resonated with my reflections. People appreciated starting with worship, which set a tone for the meeting. The seven Conversation Connections options in the afternoon were great! People were engaged in meaningful conversations and wanted more time and another session to get to a second conversation. That's a great frustration! Let me suggest that the conversations don't need to be limited to Presbytery meetings! Our host, Jackson, First had their brand new projection system working to perfection. Yeah!
Things to look for:
1. Thriving Congregations Project: Instructions for how your congregation members may participate in the online assessment any time at their convenience between October 4 and November 4. The results will be explored at the Presbytery meeting November 9 at Marshall, First.
2. Online application for Commissioner and YAAD to General Assembly and Synod. Look for this on our web site, www.lakemichiganpresbytery.org.
3. 221st General Assembly in Detroit, June 14-21. There will be many opportunities to volunteer. A web link will soon be available for volunteer needs, where you will be able to sign up to volunteer Opening worship at the General Assembly is a great event to attend. This should be on Saturday, June 14. Save the dates.