Although I’ve only been a part of the Open Doors Ministry for three years now, I’ve come to understand that the belief in acceptance is and has been deeply rooted within the life of Grace.
It had been a busy few weeks.The garbage was piling up, literally.
We call it BoOM--the Board of Ordained Ministry. This is my fifth year of serving on the BoOM. Each year we spend two days in February and another two in March at a Candidates’ Conference, selecting your pastors for the future. If you think we in the local congregation have differences of opinion, try getting 52 pastors, deacons and laity to come to some consensus!
If you have not had the pleasure of meeting Theresa Bussert and her son, Zak, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce them to you. I met Theresa in September 2014, shortly after I had joined Grace as the Open Doors Ministry’s Coordinator.
Chamus Burnside-Savazzini has been hired by Grace Church’s Staff- Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) to serve as the Director of Children’s Faith Formation.
We haven’t made the home the primary place of faith formation, and today’s young parents have no touch points that connect them with worship.
Missy Hoekstra-Hecht will serve through the summer, and takes over for Margaret Harrison, who retires this month.