I hope everyone gets the chance to enjoy a long weekend full of picnics and friends and family. On Sunday, the Summer Sunday Discussion will be held at 9:00, and the sacrament of Communion will be offered during worship. A coffee hour will follow in the gathering area. As of now, there is no one scheduled to help in the nursery, so if anyone is willing and able, it would be appreciated.
Monday night, Consistory will meet at 7:00 p.m.
The Governance and Ministry Team will meet on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. I hope you noticed in the newsletter that the Governance and Ministry Team will be holding listening sessions during the 9:00 hour on July 21 & 28. The questions that will be posed are: 1.What has worked well in our current governance system? 2. What problems or frustrations do you encounter in getting things done? 3. When situations occur requiring a decision from you, how do you make those independent decisions? 4. How clear are the responsible lines of authority internally and for outside groups? Who has responsibility for making decisions and giving permissions? 5. What would you change in the governance structure? They would like as many people to participate as possible, so don't be afraid to come share your thoughts.
Looking ahead, please mark your calendars for July 14, 6:00 p.m. when the annual Ice Cream Social will take place. Besides ice cream with all the toppings, pulled pork sandwiches will be available on a first come, first served basis. On Aug. 4, we have a pavilion reserved at Silver Creek Metro Park (15 minutes from Orrville) for our use. There is a beautiful beach to enjoy, swimming, and there will be yard games to play. More information will be forthcoming, but I wanted to make sure everyone knows about it as early as possible. We would love to have a large turn out.
Have a great holiday weekend!
The parade went off as scheduled! Thanks to everyone who participated in the many ways! More pictures will be posted soon on Facebook.