I am writing this note in my final 78 hours as your Director of Faith Development Ministries. It has been a pleasure working with you!
Thank you to the many folks who have volunteered to ensure that your church has all of its planned Church School classes for children and youth next year. You have come very close to a full team in all grades preK through 8th. With just two more volunteers in the next few days (one in preK and one in 1st grade), you will be able to avoid having any canceled classes.
Can you do it?!
By taking on a nine-month year of teaching, you fulfill your responsibilities in a congregation with a Cooperative Church School. The entire congregation owns and runs this school, and all parents are asked to volunteer to keep it going. But, of course, you would also likely receive something in return:
- You would form or deepen a relationship with one or more adults in the congregation.
- You would form or deepen a relationship with one or more children in the congregation.
- You would form or deepen your own theological understandings.
- You would develop a deeper sense of connection to the church.
I will be working all weekend. If you are willing to speak more with me about these opportunities to get involved, please give me a ring at 508-757-2708 ext. 105. After I leave, this will be the same number at which you can reach Jessica, the incoming Director.
I wish you well in the coming years.
Warmly and With Affection,
(outgoing Director of Faith Development Ministries)