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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Changing Schedules

Do you remember the Verizon ad where an actor stands around locations yelling “Do you hear me now?” That’s kind of how the church staff felt over the past week since the public announcing of the Winter/Spring 1st Things schedule of only one adult option during the 2nd worship service time at 10:45 am.

Many of you spoke up to us about what this schedule does to your family’s ability to worship together. The entire staff met this week to address your important concerns.

While the reasons for offering one class during the 2nd worship service time are still worth considering (providing a strong adult learning time for 1st service attendees, dealing with the shortage of available adult teachers, recognizing the lower turnout to 1st Things in the Winter/Spring time), we do not feel they off-set the high value of families worshiping together.

Beginning this Sunday: the Living Word class on Holiness will change times from 10:45 am to 9:15 am. This will allow children, students, and adults (parent-types) to attend both Sunday School and worship together.

We will explore additional learning, growing, sharing options for those who attend the 1st worship service time, but that will come a bit later. I want to thank Diana Trautwein for her flexibility in rearranging her schedule to flex to our needs.

Grace & Peace,

Don and all the staff

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