- Published on 22 August 2012
A Word from the Minister Rev. Mark Hayes
Since this is my last column of the church year, I want to take this opportunity to express appreciation and thanks. This has been a good year for me and, I think, for the Fellowship. That didn’t just happen. It has taken a lot of good work by a lot of good people.
First I want to thank our elected leaders on the Board and Program Council, who have overseen the work and life of the Fellowship. Thank you to committee chairs, who have assumed responsibility for the many essential areas of congregational life. And thank you to those who have served on committees, making sure what needed to get done got done.
Thank you to those who have led and participated in Religious Education classes for all ages. Thank you to those who have organized and facilitated other small group experiences. It is through our participation in small groups that we come to feel that we really belong.
Thank you to those who have participated in Sunday services through readings, sharings, and music. Thank you to the Choir and the Jazz Band for your consistently excellent contributions to our worship life.
Thank you to those who have attended Sunday services and other Fellowship events. Thank you to those who usher, greet, make coffee, clean up, fix up, beautify our space, and otherwise make this a hospitable place to be. Thank you to those who send flowers, call and visit those facing difficult times.
Thank you to those who count the money and handle finances. Thank you to those who work for peace and justice in the larger world. And finally, thank you to those who have contributed in so many other ways, too numerous to mention. To every one of you goes my deepest appreciation. Have a good summer, and I’ll see you in the fall to do it all again.
Yours in the spirit of gratitude and joy,