Our congregation seeks to nurture, to equip, and to support our members and friends in the life-long process of growing and deepening in their faith and of developing their ability to connect their faith to their daily lives.
In our Long Range Plan we stated why we are here: To help people grow towards spiritual maturity so that they find the emotional hurts being healed, develop a healthy personal values system and feel the peace and power of faith in God’s abiding presence all in the setting and context of Christian community.
This central goal from our Long Range Plan does not find a ready-made home in one of our current teams or committees. So we are hosting a “Faith Formation Task Force,” an open group that meets alternate months to vision and to plan how we as a community expand opportunities to grow spiritually.
At our first meeting, led by Gary Boelhower, we noticed Peace is doing well in these ways: making small community groups in all kinds of settings, including the way committee membership structure is open; music and worship that is dynamic and satisfies many; diverse opportunities for children and youth to grow in faith, especially the sharing of milestones such as confirmation, mission trips, and high school graduation; many varied opportunities to participate in service and action for justice—the Prophetic Ministries Hub; and the many opportunities to hear and tell our stories.
We will meet for the third time on Saturday morning November 22, 2014, from 9:30 to11:30 a.m., in the Fireside Room at Peace Church. Please join us.
If you have other thoughts to share, contact me, Jackie Falk: 218-724-3637 (church), 218-310-3908 (cell), or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.