As I mentioned a few days ago, stuff is going on which must remain unblogged for a bit longer. So be patient, dear friends. All will be revealed shortly, and all is well.
In the meantime, we had a wonderful Vestry meeting last night...we did a visioning exercise for our Youth ministry which took the Vestry out of their comfort zones, but they hung in there and did fabulous work. The end result was a decision to focus on developing a plan for regular outreach ministry for our middle-and senior-high kids in the community, and a plan for mentoring across generations. As an example of the latter, one of our young people asked one of our young moms to serve as a spiritual mentor...the young person serves as such a mentor to the mom's six year old son. In a small congregation like ours, working across generational boundaries in a fluid way can be so powerful.
And the new Saint Middle School website is up, much cleaner and with much more helpful content. we are still figuring out some of the content, but now key persons can update it without the poor overworked Webmaster having to tend to every little thing. Thanks to the Diocese of VA for providing a user-friendly and reasonably priced platform and to our fearless webmaster who made the conversion!
I am hip-deep in the taxes but am almost done. Hope to finish that today. I've got a zillion phone calls to make, a sermon to write and an Adult Ed program to finish. I'd better stop blogging and start working...