Good Friday

May 22, 2015


Peace and Joy to you,


This coming Friday, a week from today, our church will have the opportunity to connect with another consultant from the Center for Progressive Renewal (CPR).  Last Fall Mike Piazza spent a day with us, chatted with a number of people, did a bit of an informal survey of the area and sensed our community.  His report was enlightening and challenging and our Next Level Team has been working on areas lifted up from that experience and their subsequent discussions.




We have another opportunity to meet with, listen to and explore with another consultant from CPR.  This Friday (May 29th) Claire Bamberg will be spending the afternoon and evening with us to hear what our visions might be for the future and begin working with us toward those visions.  Much work, in a number of areas, is currently underway.  This time with Claire will  give us another opportunity to have someone with broad experiences from many churches, help us to sense how the Spirit is calling us to move forward in this place and at this time.  


The plan is for her to meet with me in the afternoon followed by a meeting with the Next Level Team at 4:00. BEGINNING AT 6:30 SHE WILL PROVIDE A SHORT PRESENTATION FOLLOWED BY INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS WITH ANYONE WHO WISHES TO STOP BY AND SPEND A BIT OF TIME WITH HER.  The Next Level Team will provide a dessert to sweeten things up a bit during the evening session.  I do not expect that session to go much beyond 8:00.


If you have interest in the church growing into the future and have a bit of time next Friday evening – please consider this a personal invitation.


Thank you


In Christ,



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Vergennes, VT 05491

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