Meeting Notes: Vision Team

The Vision Team met tonight. The first item for discussion was a request Jenny received from one of our clergy colleagues who is working on his D.Min. He is studying the role of silence in the Christian life. He requested that we incorporate periods of silence into meetings and worship and let him know how it was received. The committee was agreed that this would be difficult to accomplish during the Sunday morning services, but then another possibility arose. It’s long been my experience that people not only appreciate my prayers with them during a visit but that they also appreciate the promise of being put on the church’s prayer list. The problem is that, aside from the Monday Morning Prayer Breakfast, we don’t have a time set aside for corporate prayer for those on the list. For this reason, as well as others, I’ve long felt the need for a midweek prayer service. So it was decided to start a Wednesday Evening Prayer Service. The chapel will be open from 5:30 to 7:30pm every Wednesday evening during October and everyone is welcome to come and go as they please, but there will be a brief, somewhat organized service from approximately 6:15 to 6:30pm. In that fifteen minutes, we will have a call to worship, a scripture reading, a time for sharing joys and concerns, a reading of the prayer list, and a time of silent prayer followed by the Lord’s Prayer. As a bonus, this service should prove much more conducive to the three minutes of silence that our colleague has requested that we experiment with than the Sunday morning service. This service will very much be a work in progress and changes may be made from week to week. If all goes well, it will be continued after October.

The second item of business was the approval of a new design for T-shirts about which there will be a separate post. Turning to the third item of business, the team affirmed that we will again be having Trunk-or-Treat this year. Please let Jenny or me know if you’re willing to volunteer and lend a hand. We also learned that Lannings is again willing to cater the Great Thanksgiving Dinner and that information will be relayed to the Finance Committee.