Greetings, Church Family!
I am excited and honored to write you today in celebration of all we accomplished this past year and to share in the hope and promise of 2023. First and foremost, we invite you to come to this Sunday’s service where we will highlight and thank our leaders from last year and commission our leaders for 2023.
On that note, this Sunday gives us an opportunity to reflect on our growth, both as a church and in numbers. Our accomplishments are many and impressive. We consistently held in-person worship. Our congregational numbers and involvement continue to thrive. We designed and installed a remarkable playscape. Not only that, but also PAID for the playscape in a matter of weeks. And we started up small groups again. And we introduced a new governance structure for the church. And, and, and. There are too many accomplishments to list, but I know we are just warming up. (Watch out, 2023!)
To celebrate our accomplishments, we will be honoring the incredible service of our 2022 leadership, especially those stepping down. Please join us in body, spirit, or virtual presence for this Sunday’s service. Together we will honor those who honor the church. Let us unite in gratitude for their effort and sacrifice to make our church body what it is.
As our 2022 leadership steps down, we extend welcome and hope to our leadership in 2023 through commissioning. We are a congregational church, meaning we thoughtfully and prayerfully direct our church’s future together. Our leadership was voted upon at the end of last year, and Sunday’s commissioning will mark the start of this year’s service.
My friends, it is a pleasure to serve with you and be the body of Christ together.
2023 Council Chair
Outdoor Worship at 8:30am on 1st Sundays of the Month
We are proudly affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
3500 West Parmer Lane, Austin TX 78727