Last Saturday, twenty-three people from Prairie Street gathered at Amigo Centre for our annual Visioning Day. Pastors, elders, board members, and ministry team members and conveners came together to pray, reflect, share a meal, and listen for God’s call to our congregation. This past year our congregation spent many months considering internal issues of identity, hospitality, and belonging. How now do we shift our focus to include what happens outside these four walls? How do we share Christ’s love in our community, and invite others to follow Jesus? The day was rich with thoughts and dreams. Special thanks to Andrea Baker Dean, for leading us in prayer and scriptural reflection, and Joy Detweiler, who documented our discussions in great detail (and made great cookies!). I am grateful for ALL those who attended and mindful of the sacrifices of time and travel. I look forward to sharing information and “draft priorities” for our congregation in the coming weeks.
– Carolyn Gardner Hunt