Summer Worship Reflections – Part 8

Here’s What Folks Are Saying!

Summer worship has been a great source of fun and fellowship.  The feedback from those attending has been overwhelmingly positive.  I think part of what folks have enjoyed is the opportunity to talk together about the scripture and how it is speaking to FCC in this moment.
On Aug 21st  the scripture was Luke 19:11-27.   Here’s what folks noted about their conversation.

What talents (pounds) do you feel God has given you to share with FCC?

  • Make people feel cared about, singing, organization and insite, Leadership
  • Music, Engineering, open hearts, and transparency, knowledge to use what you have.
  • Invite more music groups to use our sanctuary – Saturday- Sunday afternoons
  • Financial resources
  • Presence at worship
  • beautiful voice

What talents do you feel God has given FCC to share with the community?

  • Beautiful building, people have always been supporters and believers over the course of history.
  • Change isn’t when people GO to church – change happens when you become the church.
  • Mission projects and generous outreach to the community
  • Red wagon, gardening produce, music programs, Sunday school.
  • Craft a survey to members:
  • Could do more with our building especially the kitchen
  • Members talented in business, buildings, teaching, etc.
  • Compassionate and generous people – help make the ministries of the church happen
  • Music ministry Outreach (former choir members remember)
  • Share organ duties w/ student interns (4 of IA)
  • Essential baskets/ Christmas giving tree
  • Funeral luncheons for families

How well do you feel FCC has shared those gifts? 

  • Not as much as we could- Think we could do better
  • Our intern groups (women’s connection, senior health, and wellness
  • Do well at things we do do, but need to find other ways to share.
  • It’s not “news” that we’ve been in a financial ‘pickle’ for a long time, but ignoring it has just made it more critical.
  • Big money projects (boiler) aren’t attractive as feel good projects, so people are less willing to give support, or spend the necessary funds.
  •  Could use building better
  • Mission and outreach does more mission then outreach
  • FCC is friendlier now then when I joined 15 years ago
  • Times have changed – family commitments are different today
  • Time and energy are limited and schedules are so full for young families
  • In the opinion of older members, we remember a different time but are open to bigger ideas
  • New leadership. Willing to work to make FCC thrive in our community once again
  • Renew and refresh us, O God!

If FCC was one of the slaves in the story would it be the first, second, or third?

  • Overall, we are probably a #2. But we definitely have the full range of those who want to “hold on” to the money no matter what! And, others who want to give to others and the church, to receive God’s Blessings.
  • Overall, we are probably a #2. But we definitely have the full range of those who want to “hold on” to the money no matter what! And, others who want to give to others and the church, to receive God’s Blessings.
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