As we prepare for Annual Sessions, two webinars offered extra time and information about delegate business items. (Last year’s delegates affirmed the extra time given to worship. This year’s schedule includes time for enjoying the outdoors at Amigo.) Many staff interactions with others this month have focused increasingly around Annual Sessions preparation. Thanks especially to Vanessa, who has spent a lot of time with details, and to Cindy Steiner, who volunteers in the office.
Staff had a face-to-face retreat day at Pathways Retreat on June 1. It was a beautiful day for the last gathering of this staff configuration. After some time dwelling in the word we celebrated Vanessa’s graduation, discussed the congregational lifecycle as it relates to IMMC congregations, and said good-bye to John and Mary with words of appreciation.