- Published on 22 August 2012
The start of a new year brings another opportunity to think about how well things are going, and how they could be even better. Things here at the Fellowship are indeed going well. We have beautiful new space for meeting, learning, socializing, and hosting friends from the larger community. And we are making good use of it. The rooms and hallways are bustling with energy and activity.
But yes, things could be even better. There are vacancies in some key leadership positions, and there are good things we could do with a bit more money (such as beefing up our technology infrastructure, expanding our music program, and filling that elevator shaft with an actual elevator).
My challenge to you, here at the beginning of a new calendar year, is to stop and think about how important this Fellowship is to you and your family. Think about what you would miss if it were not here. And then consider whether your level of involvement and commitment is commensurate with the value you place on this community.
If you are one of the many who already give tirelessly and generously of your time, talent, and treasure, then THANK YOU! You are truly appreciated, and I hope you find satisfaction in your giving. But if you have held back a bit, I encourage you to dive in, make a commitment, and find ways to make this place shine even brighter than it already does.
If you wish to get more involved as a volunteer, speak with lay leaders or professional staff. As we approach this spring’s financial pledge campaign, please consider raising your commitment to a level that will make you feel really good. And please join us on Sunday morning for our weekly Celebration of Life. Keep on filling up the sanctuary and make my day.
Yours in the spirit of sharing and community,