On September 26th, 65 of us gathered for a virtual congregational Summit to brainstorm on several important ministry areas critical to the future of Fairmount Church. This was the culmination of the spring congregational survey, summer small groups, an assessment written by our consultant, Rev. Gregg Carlson, and demographics from Mission Insite. It was exciting to see each other’s faces and to dream about ministry and mission together. Now it’s time for the next phase.
Working groups are now being formed to develop ministry plans for the following four areas which surfaced during the Summit:
1. Re-engaging the community
2. Re-connecting the church
3. Embracing diversity and intentional anti-racism
4. Becoming a catalyst for mission and social change
These will be short term groups, meeting virtually four times on weekends or evenings, and virtually reporting back the weekend of November 21st/22nd. Rev. Carlson will meet with each group to help develop the specific initiatives discussed during the Summit.
The size of the groups is limited, so please sign up soon if you have the time, interest and ability for this short-term effort. We’re on our way to continue the momentum leading up to the church for a new settled senior pastor!
A special thank you to all of our Summer Small Group Leaders:
Peter and Nicki Bush
Jim and Karen Daikin
Susan Kent and Ben Speers
And our Summit Facilitators:
Thanks for your faithful investment in Fairmount Church!