August: Mike VerMerris, Dan Mack, Rachael Overweg, Rodney Terwilliger
September: Lynne Snyder, Robert Trenary, John Kempf, Barb Lucier, Dick Lucier
October: Gwenda Schmidt, Kathy Austin, Laurie Van Den Beldt, Marilyn Fox
We will hold two identical training sessions for the people on these times and anyone else who would like to take part on Sunday, June 6, after worship (11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.) and Wednesday, June 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Folks can still join these teams or just come to learn more about worship and worship leadership. People are free to attend one or both of these sessions. Here's what will be included:
--walking through the elements of the worship service: what it is, why is it here, what does it do, how do we lead it, can we move it around
--coming up with a leader for each month's team
--presentation of ideas for the homily each week, i.e., a guest speaker, one of our own, one of you, music, creative interaction
--lectionary readings for the weeks
--possible themes and special services (i.e., Labor Day, Worldwide Communion Sunday, Coming Out Day)
--how to make sure all areas are covered seamlessly (or as much as possible)
--how we can practice during June & July what you'd like to put in place or lead
The Council decided against hiring someone to see us through this period because we believe we have such capable leaders on these planning teams! Thank you! This puts the reponsibility on us to make sure we have these 13 weeks planned by the time the sabbatical begins on August 1.
If you'd like to come to one of the sessions, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 4 via email or phone (269.857.2085) which session you will be attending so we can plan appropriately.