Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
One of the theological distinctives of being a congregational church is the core belief that God's voice and direction can be heard in and through the voices of all God's people. This past week, our music director search committee met to envision the future hopes and dreams of United Church's music ministry. We created an application for the position, and in upcoming days we will post our position on numerous different ministry and music job boards. As we collect resumes, we also decided to embark on a parallel effort to receive the input of the entire congregation. Our committee kindly asks that all members of the congregation provide us input by responding to two questions:
1. What do you perceive to be the purpose of United Church's music ministry and programs?
2. What hopes and dreams do you have for United Church's music ministry in future years to come?
Responses to these questions will be collected in one of two ways:
- If you prefer email and/or find yourself "up north," simply email your responses to these two questions to Rev. Dr. Mark Williams at email@example.com
- If you you would prefer to handwrite your responses, over the next four Sundays, these two questions will be listed on the back page of the worship bulletin with ample room for response. You may use a pew pencil to write your response. A Music Director Search Committee feedback box will be placed in the narthex for easy submission.
Feel free to be as brief or as lengthy as you wish. All responses will be compiled and reviewed by the search committee. As we embark on this process, we take very seriously our sacred congregationalist call to listen, to collaborate, and to build consensus. Deadline: Sunday September 29th at 11:15AM. We look forward to hearing from all of you. What a bright future God has in store for our music ministry at United Church!
Your Music Director Search Committee
Mark Williams (Ex Officio Music Director Search Committee Chair)
Sue Toussaint (Music Committee)
Kathy Eckels (Music Committee)
Earl Witten (Choir)
Kevin Hennessy (Bell Choir and Choir)
George James (Vice-Moderator)