Last Saturday our parish leadership, rector and vestry members gathered with The Rev. Canon Dan Morrow, the Diocesan staff person responsible for Congregational Development and Missional Life to hold our parish in prayer, celebrate the Eucharist together, and to focus on the parish’s primary tasks of Gather, Transform, and Send. We learned the specific aspects of each of these tasks, discussing our current ministry in each of those areas and being attentive to where our energy to strengthen these areas may lie.
We then studied Anglican identity and temperament and shared our responses to what aspect suited us most. Our top choices were mystical in our Anglican identity and open-minded in our temperament.
We left with energy and enthusiasm to bring this process of discernment of identity and purpose to our parish. More to come!