From the President, December 2018

From the President, December 2018

When you stop to think about it, the world is full of mysteries.

  • How do they make Cheez-Whiz?
  • What is it about fingernails on a blackboard that’s so crazy-making?
  • Why does the windshield wiper on the passenger side almost always work better than the one on the driver’s side?
  • Why does your clunking car run flawlessly when you take it to the mechanic?

And then there are the somewhat weightier mysteries:

  • How do you figure out your purpose in the world?
  • How do you aspire to be, do, and have more without being unhappy in your current
    state?
  • How do you find the courage to do the tough stuff, whatever that may be in your life?
  • How does a group of individuals grow into a beloved church community?

I don’t have the answer to that last one, and I’m okay with that. I don’t necessarily need an explanation when I can see the reality all around me at church.

  • People are learning our Mission and exploring ways they can live it as a congregation and as individuals.
  • Tough, honest conversations – where one person expresses hurt, anger, concern – are happening more and more…and strengthening the relationships of those having the conversations.
  • Congregants are stepping up when asked for help – and are stepping back when they need time to take care of themselves.
  • Individuals are challenging assumptions about “the way we’ve always done things” and are finding the courage and flexibility to experiment with new ways.

And Peoples people seem to keep finding more ways to engage, grow, and become the kind of people our dogs think we are.

Whatever the reasons for our community’s growth and energy, I say ”Woohoo!”