When our children were young, back to school meant back to bedtimes, back to structure, back to the daily routines which helped order our world. Summer vacation was the opposite: less routine and more spontaneity. A change of seasons represents growth as a family. We turn a corner and move into a new phase.
The staff, congregation and Dr. Lewis have enjoyed a summer of “seeing anew.” As a staff, we have been learning from our interim leadership, flexing as we do things differently, and looking at our strengths independently and as a team. We’ve experienced growth and change.
I’ve seen so many positive efforts at FBC over the summer:
- An energizing family/congregational retreat on “Seeing Anew”
- A successful Building Blocks for Growth Campaign for FBC’s Beginnings Preschool
- New sports (volleyball, fall basketball and fall baseball) for FBA and a new patio under construction
- A positive forum series on Family Systems
- A collaborative effort within the community to support our Nora Neighbors through Clothes and Crayons for Kids
- The Youth Group Photo Garden Project with the youth exploring photography and “seeing anew”
- And more…
I invite you to look inside and outside at FBC for evidence of “seeing anew” and how you have grown as the season changes!