"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing." - Rollo May
Challenges to effective communication exist in every organization. Yet, the value of improvements to communication make the pursuit worthwhile. The Parish Survey highlighted a few areas of need and the Mutual Ministry Review stated several goals for the short term.
Access to a church directory is essential, both for purposes of ministry as well as for our sense of community. I am including a link to a pdf directory (here-with the link). I expect that we will improve upon this offering, but hope that including it in our weekly email provides immediate access to our community.
There will be some subtle changes to announcements in the bulletin, as well as this weekly email with hopes to connect everyone with the most information in the most effective means. Your feedback can help us refine these changes. Further, checking with those in your household and close friends as to whether they are receiving this email! It has come to our attention that some members have not been getting this part of our communication.
New database options are being considered for the near future as well. We hope this change will allow more ready access to a searchable directory, as well as a way to direct our communication to a particular group or demographic.