New member welcome booklet in the making!
On August 31st, our beloved and fantastic organist will be officially
making her membership official and we will officially welcome her into
official membership at Christ Our Emmanuel. In good Lutheran fashion, this
brings up two questions:
What does this mean?
How is this done?
What this means is…. well…. what does it mean to you? Our parish
welcomed three new adult members on Confirmation Sunday when Sami,
Charlotte, and Garrett affirmed their Baptism before the gathered assembly.
Now that Cate is also joining officially (have I mentioned it’s kind of
going to be official?) it seems a sort of handbook is in order. A welcome
pamphlet, a new member guide. Granted, Cate has been with us for years, but
what does it mean, officially, that she’s becoming official? What does this
mean for you? What might it mean for her?
How is this done? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or write down
and put into the offering plate on the next two Sundays, what does it mean
to you to be a member of Christ Our Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Chatham,
NY. I’ll compile these into a printed format which we can gift Cate with on
the 31st, which we can also use to encourage current members and to remind
ourselves what we expect and look forward to in this community.
We can always update this welcome booklet, especially after our meeting
with the Synod at the parish on September 8th (6-8pm) about the results of
our vitality survey – all are welcome and encouraged to come and listen and
share and celebrate the life Christ has given us and called us to!