Thank you to everyone who has participated in the visioning process thus far! Our Pentecost experience was beautifully enhanced by over 100 flame cutouts created by community members expressing their heartfelt dreams for St. Michael’s through images and words. We’ve also had wonderful participation in our explorations of our Anglican Identity, SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results) and Favorite Hymns. What’s happening this summer? Several things:
- All current St. Michael’s ministries, groups and committees are invited to participate in a visioning exercise designed especially for them, because we want to better understand our community’s “wildest dreams” from that perspective. Vestry members are contacting each of these groups in June to share this opportunity, and we are asking that they be completed and returned by September 1.
- Later this summer, our community will engage in Mapping Our Lives, a creative project that asks us to reflect upon where we’ve come from and the places in the world that are most special to us.
Also this summer, you’ll find the initial results of our first set of activities posted in the Parish Hall and in this post a little later. In July, the Dream Weavers team (Gladys Alvarado, Beto Arciniega, Bruce Collins, Chris Craun, Penny Hummel, Maria McDowell, Fabian Ramirez, Lindsey Ramsey and Tim Sackett) will be taking a half-day retreat to review the information gathered thus far and to organize fall activities for our community. Our plan is to complete the project by Pentecost 2018.
Want more information about the visioning process? Check the Dream Weavers page here, or find a Dream Weaver and ask us!