Dear Bay Shore,
It has been a BUSY month, and it’s only the 10th as I write this. Some days, my head is spinning with all the activities we have in place, and it’s exciting and wonderful. But it is also hard to keep up, even me!
So if you are having a hard time, or miss a few things, we encourage you to really use our website pages that have a listing of all our “sign ups,” our calendar which lists every activity happening, and our most recent eNewsletter is always linked on our front page.
Now, why are we so busy, you may ask…..
Well, it’s pretty simple. We are living into our Action Plans for our Strategic Goals. We are living into our new Mission Statement, Sharing God’s Love with All (And All Means All). Our teams and committees have a renewed sense of energy and purpose. We are creating ways for people to be welcomed at Bay Shore, and ways for our members to invite others to join us. We are reconnecting with our communities. We are making our presence known on Hampton Ave.
These are all good things, and I hope you are participating as able–especially the part about inviting others to join you! Our efforts and activities now will produce fruit that we may not expect, or which may not be present for a while, but we are indeed planting and prepping now in hope and faith.
A few pastoral notes now to share:
The Personnel Committee will finalize our Choir Director job posting very soon, and we will be seeking a choir director as soon as we have a pool to interview. Please pray that the right person with gifts and joy for God applies!
The Council and Personnel Committee is also seeking a Youth Director as well. We hope to also finalize this position and post soon as well. Again, your prayers are needed for the right person to come and work with our youth!
Did you attend the End of Life Discussion? If you did, you know that Pastor and Kate are happy to work with you and plan out your funeral service details in advance. A handout sheet to help you will be available on Sunday, May 21, and we will email it out on May 22. Look for it!
I am truly excited for our upcoming weeks of activities and worship. Join us! You are welcome to come as you able and as you are. And if you can’t come in person, be with us in spirit online.
Blessings and peace,