A Letter from the President

November 5, 2014

Dear Friends,

Every organization, be it religious, educational, civic or business, needs to step back every now and then and ask, “How are we doing? Are we headed in the right direction?” It has been some time since the church has engaged in such a process. A full assessment of the life and ministries of a church is a multi-year task that requires a lot of planning and coordination. It is my hope that the Board will begin laying the groundwork for that process this year.

Until that time, however, we are asking you to share your feedback about all of the ministries of our church. This means all the activities that contribute to the work of the congregation, including, but not limited to the work of our minister. The work of the church is a shared ministry that includes so much–religious education, the running of the office, the music program, the Board, our committees (Building & Grounds, Community Care, Endowment, Fellowship, Green Sanctuary, Membership Development, Social Justice, Stewardship, Worship Arts) as well as all the various groups and classes that are offered here.

We understand that everyone doesn’t have knowledge of or an opinion on every aspect of ministry in of the church; please speak to those areas which you feel you can. Also, we are asking that responses be respectful and constructive, and that you include your name. Anonymous responses will not be considered. You may respond by filling out the form that will be included in the order of worship November 9, 16, 23 and 30, or via Survey Monkey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QKRHWBZ.

All responses should be submitted by November 30, 2015.

We thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses and for providing us with information that will help us move forward together.

In spirit,

Carol Alfus ,President, Tree of Life Board of Trustees

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