Thank you to everyone who joined us today for our Vision & Mission Retreat launching our visioning process at Advent! Today was a special moment for Advent, bringing together 70-80 members from 3 worship services, speaking English and Spanish, to engage with Advent's history, our community, the Gospel, and each other.
We were moved and inspired by the engagement we saw today and the conversations we heard. We are looking forward to using all the energy, excitement, and insight from today to launch us into our visioning process!
If you weren't able to be at Advent today for our retreat, there will be plenty of opportunities to jump on board! To begin with, we'll have retreat packets available tomorrow after worship for you to take home, so you can engage with the same information, themes, and questions we discussed at today's retreat.
This is only the first step of our visioning process. Our Vision Team will be having deep conversation about the responses and experiences shared today, create more opportunities to engage the congregation's faith and perspective around vision and mission, and share a road map into our "Listening" phase, and beyond, in the coming weeks.
There will be four visioning process phases in total -- Engaging, Listening, Distilling, and Empowering -- each with opportunities for your participation.
The next opportunity to continue engaging in vision and mission is tomorrow! Join us for worship to praise God and celebrate the baptism of Christ, and then for our Annual Ministry Update at 10am and 12pm in the Community Hall downstairs. This will be an opportunity to learn more about all Advent's current ministries, developing ministries, and new opportunities -- equally exciting and important to know about as we embark on this visioning process.
THANK YOU again for your open hearts and faithful participation. May the Holy Spirit guide us forward!