My dear friends in Christ,
In my last newsletter message, I presented a vision for our parish, a vision of who we are as a worshipping community, of who and what we could be, of where the Vestry has discerned, and I myself believe, that God is calling us to go and what God is calling us to become.
At the time, I asked for everyone to get in touch either with the church office or with me directly to share your thoughts, concerns, questions, hopes, and/or fears about the proposed direction for the development and growth of All Saints coming out of (what is hopefully) the worst of the pandemic.
We are now at the point of action: it’s time to begin implementing the vision that the Vestry and I have been discerning.
If you have any significant concerns about, or objections to, our moving forward with this vision, please call (920-266-9262), text, or email me as soon as you can.
Our proposed vision, once again, is that All Saints ought to strive to be theologically orthodox, unapologetically Anglican/Episcopal, and unequivocally inclusive/affirming of all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or cultural background.
Here is a breakdown of what we mean by each of those three points:
These three points will, if faithfully embraced, become the defining characteristics of who we are as a worshipping community of Jesus followers and aspiring disciples as we seek to be the Body of Christ in our particular corner of God’s Creation. I believe all three are Scripturally mandated, theologically imperative, and thoroughly rooted in our Baptismal Covenant.
But again, if you have concerns, questions, and/or possible objections to any or all of these goals for our parish, please contact me as soon as you can ~ I absolutely want to hear from you. Of course, you’re welcome to call or write to voice your support, as well. Either way, I truly want and hope to hear from y’all about all this. Hit me up and let’s talk about it!
Peace & blessings,