What Will We Do in the Interim Time?
We are pleased to say that by following the Spirit and with the wisdom of our Leadership Circle, the Rev. Benjamin Perkins and Ash Temin will service as Acting Associate Pastors. They will preach every six weeks or so, provide vacation and respite on call coverage for Laura Ruth, provide opportunities for adults education, be present to behold you, and with Laura Ruth and the Called to Care team, provide pastoral care.
During this interim time, our Leadership Circle will discern and lead a process by which our congregation may come to understand how to staff for our future. After our process, ratified by our people, Benjamin and Ash will relinquish their interim positions.
Neil Helme and Gillian DeLear have agreed to serve as our Music Co-Directors in the Interim. They too, will relinquish their interim positions when the already working Search Committee presents a candidate, ratified by the Leadership Circle.
We invite your prayers for our interim process.
What We Are Reading
Hope Central Church is a learning congregation. We keep learning by being in worship together, doing the work of compassion and justice, by hearing each others’ stories. We wanted to share what we’re learning by reading. Here’s what we are reading.