As we continue to celebrate the birth of our Savior during these twelve days, we also enter into a new calendar year. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote my first response to the events unfolding with COVID, but many months have since passed. Many plans have changed. Many people have taken ill and far too many have died. 2020 is truly a year we will never forget.
However, 2020 also brought about many blessings. We have learned to adapt and grow in ways that many of us never imagined. Personally, I have recorded, edited, and been on Facebook Live more than I ever dreamed. I learned new software and became certified as a contact tracer. Words I didn’t use on a daily basis have become a part of my everyday conversations. And, as a Network, we pivoted our Learning Strategies to focus on virtual and home faith formation. Even in the midst of the difficulties, we remained faithful to the call and God has indeed blessed our efforts.
As we look forward to 2021, it is with great pleasure I announce the Big Idea:
Together we will:
- Discover what it means to be both a Gathered and Scattered Church
- Equip leaders to model and encourage a life of faith in others
- Nurture all ages to live out their faith on a daily basis
- Learn about real life examples in our Congregational Spotlights