Secondly, we look to the year ahead. We will share the incredible news of what God has provided, and what it enables us to do this year in our planning. We will elect new members to your Vestry and delegates that will represent you at Diocesan Convention this year. We have some exciting news we are on the brink of accomplishing in these areas as well! Again, I trust that it will be more than merely facts or figures, but will spur you on as you see God’s work in our midst. You will be amazed at what our church is being called to do in terms of mission and ministry this year!
Finally, we will look at where God is calling us to focus in this season. We have been dreaming big, we have prayed monthly on the heels of our Vestry meetings, and we have sought the Lord for what is next as we became a parish. God is faithful and is revealing some focal points for the year ahead that will allow us to become more connected as a church, and new ways we can reach out to connect others into Saint Barnabas. We will look at the three major areas of life at our church, and I plan to share with you what God has been placing in my heart for us in regards to two of them in the year ahead.
It will be one of the most exhilarating Annual Meetings we have ever had! I know that sounds like an oxymoron, as meetings that cover business, numbers, and stats often don’t have the word exhilarating attached to them. However, when God is at work that word only begins to capture the sense of what is happening at Saint Barnabas! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to not only ‘be in the loop’ but to take part in this next chapter of our life together as a parish. See you Sunday!