Posts by Elizabeth Thorson

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Presidential Reflections – April 2014

by Elizabeth Thorson

I would like to thank the Stewardship committee for organizing the hosted dinners/events in March for church members. I hope that you were able to participate in our Stewardship conversations this year. It’s never too late to express your commitment to the church and the work we do in the form of a pledge!In April, […]

Presidential Reflections – February 2014

by Elizabeth Thorson

Leadership has been a frequent topic at board meetings and at our two retreats this year – in fact, leadership development is one of the board’sgoals for the year. Several people from the board and congregation attended a workshop on Leadership Development (note the capital letters) last fall to learn more about this concept, and […]

Presidential Reflections – January 2014

by Elizabeth Thorson

Thank you to everyone who attended the board’s Community Conversation last month, where our main topic was the retirement of our administrator, Andrea Heater, and the transition to a new person which will start this month. Also this month, the board and the Committee on Ministry will have a shared mini-retreat to review the goals […]

Presidential Reflections – December 2013

by Elizabeth Thorson

On Dec. 8, the Board will host the first of this year’s community conversations. The main topic will be the upcoming transition for our long-time administrator, Andrea Heater, who will be retiring in January. Having a new administrator will be a big change for the congregation but I am confident that we will welcome our […]

Presidential Reflections – November 2013

by Elizabeth Thorson

Last week I attended the “Fully Living, Fully Prepared” event that was organized by the Pastoral Care team, and I wasn’t able to attend the Lunch with TED, where the topic was “Death.” At the Living event, I enjoyed the presentations, gathered information to help me live a healthy life and was inspired about putting […]

Presidential Reflections – October 2013

by Elizabeth Thorson

At our annual meeting last May, the church’s long-term financial picture was discussed. While our finances are relatively stable right now, we have been relying heavily on a number of generous gifts to fund our dreams and plans. A group called the Think Tank, headed by Chuck Skinner and including a number of committed volunteers, […]

From Our Church President – September 2013

by Elizabeth Thorson

Autumn is coming and the church calendar is filling up. Although we are a year-round church with services and activities all summer, there is something special about September. Vacations are over, school has started and our Ingathering service brings us together to share our summer experiences. This year’s service will be Sunday, September 8 and […]

From Our Church President – August 2013

by Elizabeth Thorson

This summer I’ve been spending a lot of time in my backyard, enjoying the flowers and foliage and hoping that the hummingbirds will find us again this year. There are yellow columbines threatening world domination and little bees relishing the roses, and the hail-damaged hydrangea planted three years ago has thrown out two huge balls […]