Friday, May 31, 2013

Tree Planting for the Rev. Hébert W. Bolles

After our service on Trinity Sunday, we commemorated Memorial Day by dedicating a tree in memory of the Rev. Hébert W. Bolles that will be planted near our flagpole on the church grounds. The Rev. Bolles was well known and loved by many at St. Paul's. Thanks to Joanne Honnen who led this effort.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Learn and Lead: Hospitality for Evangelism

We are looking forward to sending a group of parishioners to the June 1st Hospitality for Evangelism workshop from the Diocese Congregational Development Committee (CDC).

Mary Parmer, a congregational coach and speaker who serves as the director of "Gathering of Leaders" which empowers young clergy, and a consultant to diocesan newcomer ministries across the nation, will be speaking about tools and resources to form a systematic, intentional newcomer ministry. Also speaking will be Linda Grenz, the Diocese Canon to the Ordinary, who has spent much of her career as a consultant as well. Linda will share her Open Doors program and ideas for how to move from being a welcoming church to an inviting church.

Breakout sessions include: • Practicality of welcoming newcomers • Open Doors – Inviting Families to Church • They’re Here, Now What? • Using your facilities hospitably • Feeding with food, nourishing the spirit.

This could be a helpful program at this point in the life of St. Paul's. We are excited to be participating. Learn more about the Hospitality for Evangelism workshop at the Diocese Learn and Lead page.