Weekly Update: Men's BBQ, Enneagram Class & Staff Changes
This month, our little church staff is undergoing a significant change as we complete the process of dividing up our Operations Director position into several smaller volunteer roles and the smaller staff role of Office Manager. That means the work we hired Sam Connour to do singlehandedly three years ago will now rest on a team of six people.
As of Monday, that team is complete. We're pleased to announce that The Painted Door has hired Madison Pattin as our new Office Manager. Sam will be training Madison over the next few days in this new role before Sam transitions to her new volunteer role as our Graphic and Web Manager. Cassie Whitstone has taken on the volunteer role of Facility Rentals Manager, handling all the interactions with folks who wish to rent our church space. And Geneva Boyett will ensure that we are capturing and sharing our church life through photography.
Already in place as our Volunteer Director, Erin Bourne has now officially entered Deacon candidacy, a process of 2-3 months during which the elders will determine whether to ordain her in the office of Deacon. Our Finance Director Ian Cull is scheduled to meet with the elders later this month to initiate the Deacon candidacy process, also.
And there you have it: Six people now working faithfully to oversee these important areas. They join our Children's Director Kaitlyn Kleffman, our Janitor Morgan Gagne (who is also one of our pastors), and yours truly to make up the team responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the church.
I don't love change. But I'm learning to receive God's love in it. And having this great group is a sure sign of that love, both for our church and for all the people that our church might reach.
- Pastor Mark
THIS COMING SUNDAY
DIVIDING WALLS: POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT
Pastor Mark Bergin
Political movements, like all human efforts to solve problems, can achieve only two possible outcomes: punishment or pardon. Historically, those movements primarily concerned with punishment are deemed right wing, while those movements primarily concerned with pardon are deemed left wing. Trouble is, neither punishment nor pardon can truly solve the world’s problems. And when either right wing or left wing movements get their way, totalitarianism or chaos invariably follows. So what then? Should Christians sit out of the political morass since our hope is not of this world? May it never be. It is precisely because our hope is not of this world that Christians can dive into the messy political sphere with open ears and open hands. When we are not compelled to hope in a particular political ideology, we can learn to see both its strengths and weaknesses. And when our fears and pains find comfort in a heavenly kingdom, we can endure the fears and pains of any earthly kingdom. It is those with nothing to lose and nothing to gain who are most free to hear truth, even from the mouths of their opponents. And to discern lies, even from the mouths of their allies.
VOLUNTEER ROSTER FOR JUNE 17
Liturgy Writer: TBD
Greeters: Jason & McKenzie M
Sun Manager: Ashley L
Hospitality: David L & Serina C
Media: Huilan J
Audio: Jordan K
Band Leader: Sam C (8:30 unlock)
POTP: Ashley L
Announcements: Jason or McKenzie
Scripture: Ashley B
Preacher: Mark B
Offering: Jeremy B & Heidi D
POC and Call to Communion: Morgan G
Communion: Ashley B & Morgan G
Check In: Ian C
4-6 Team: Peter S & Ana C
7-9 Team: Madison & Alec P
Common Time: Mariah M
Nursery: Kate C, Blinn C & Polina L
Info Table: Jason & McKenzie M
Prayer Team: Mark B & Ashley L
Volunteering Questions? Email Erin Bourne at firstname.lastname@example.org