* Advent and the time of anticipation ahead of Christmas. That Jesus came as a baby into a world in need of salvation. May your congregation experience moments of awe and wonder on this journey to Bethlehem.
* the life and ministry of Terry Zehr, recently serving as Pastor of Senior Ministries at Waterford Mennonite. He had previously served as pastor at Sunnyside Mennonite in Elkhart. Terry died November 25, having walked with cancer for 14 years. An obituary is available here.
* that Velma Swartz could return to her former role, now serving as interim Pastor of Senior Ministries at Waterford Mennonite.
* the Voices Together Dedication Launch on Zoom, December 13, 5-7 pm. Click for more information.
* a subgroup of Stewardship Team that spent a Friday afternoon looking over the finances to answer questions about best practices in bookkeeping and how to record uncommon entries.
* the four-session webinar series with Nekiesha Alexis, Built Together: A Foundation Series. The last session featured storytelling about the work of intercultural competence and anti-racism in two congregations. Many thanks to Nekeisha!
* the work of Gifts Development Team (GDT). Gifts Development Team catalyzes a “culture of call” in conference and member congregations. With help from delegates and others, GDT identifies gifted individuals to serve on IMMC leadership teams. GDT has been busy the last several years trying to help IMMC leadership teams to look like IMMC constituency.