We start our 20th year discussing the goals set by St. Andrew’s and St. Matthew’s when they consolidated in 1996.
This ten week series moves through Epiphany and concludes on Palm Sunday. What an empowering image that is for me, that we would conclude these conversations on the threshold of the holiest weeks of the Church year as we prepare for the Feast of the Resurrection. I hope you will join me as we continue to build SsAM.
We are meeting after both the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. services, Sundays, January 10 thru March 20.
Sunday, January 10: GOALS — We will create a new Christian Community. We will have an Eucharistically-centered Liturgy that is mission driven and varied in format.
Sunday, January 17: Parish discussion about the 2016 budget after both services
Sunday, January 24: GOALS — We will have an Eucharist-centered liturgy that is mission driven and varied in format. We will be mission driven in our work and life together so that we go forth into the world as representatives of Christ.
Sunday, January 31: GOALS — We will be mission driven in our work and life together so that we go forth into the world as representatives of Christ. We will include individuals from all walks of life, all cultures and all races in the life of the Community.
Sunday, February 7: GOALS — We will be advocates for social justice. We will share authority and ministry with the congregation in the design and implementation of worship and Christian formation, education, services, activities and program.
Sunday, February 14: GOALS — We will model a multi-cultural community in everything we do. We will respect the needs of individuals and families.
Sunday, February 28: GOALS — We will offer Christian formation in a variety of ways. We will have multi-cultural and/or diversified education.
Sunday, March 6: GOALS — We will use all our resources in ways that strengthen both our faith community and the surrounding community. We will be supportive of those in physical and/or spiritual need.
Sunday, March 13: GOALS — We will confront issues and conflicts openly, honestly, and with care for each other and the Community. We will honor and celebrate our historic roots and differences in ways that move us toward our Vision.
Sunday, March 20: Moving Forward in Faith as a Community of Faith