The time has come. This will be my last memo to you as your Moderator for 2022. The year seems to have passed quickly since there were only a few minor bumps along the way. I never quite mastered the Roberts Rules of Order thing for Council meetings but someone was always there to get me in line.
Highlights of the year for me included the successful completion of the first phase of the Racial Justice Audit, the revision of the Constitution and Bylaws, and the wonderful presence of Rev. Aubra Love during the time Pastor Ellen was on sabbatical. I was also blessed to have the invaluable support of a superb Leadership Team: Heidi Strom Moon, Don Marshall, John See, Holly Hancock, Don Blanchon, and Pastor Ellen. And speaking of invaluable support, I cannot say enough in praise of our Church Administrator, Meg House.
At the Annual Meeting, with your vote of approval of course, I will pass the baton to Heidi. Caly McCarthy will join the team as Vice Moderator. The lay leadership of the Church will be in very competent hands.
Pastor Ellen reminded us again on Sunday to keep listening for the voice of our still speaking God. Perhaps I was listening when I agreed to be your Moderator. If so, I sincerely hope that I have fulfilled my duties to your satisfaction.
It’s been a great year and I had lots of fun
And now a new year, a new phase has begun.
I hope I have left things in order and tidy
And tied up loose ends not to pass on to Heidi.
The end had to come around sooner or later
But I’ll still be on board as your past-Moderator.
With all good wishes,