The focus of the Search Committee’s August 21 meeting was to prepare for the Day of Discovery, which is scheduled for September 8, from 11:30 am to 3:30pm. The search coach worked with the committee on small group facilitation. The remainder of the meeting was dedicated to problem solving and logistics.
The Day of Discovery is the primary means (but not the only way) by which the committee will hear the voice of the congregation as they prepare the recruitment materials for the rector search. Participants will converse with other members of the congregation about what it means to be a member at St. Stephens. The committee will take the information gathered from the discussion to create a portrait of the parish for the recruitment materials.
Before we begin the sharing of stories about our individual experiences at St. Stephen’s, we will serve a light lunch in the Great Hall at 11:30am. The committee will be providing sandwiches from Jimmy John’s and drinks We are asking that parish members who are able bring a salad or dessert. Because we have so little time before the event, we suggest that, if you are willing to bring something, you contact Sandy Bush and indicate what you are bringing. Please mark this important date on your calendar. See you there.