April 2021 Welcome

Rev. Sharon Dittmar

Rev. Sharon Dittmar, Congregational Life Consultant

Welcome to spring! By the time this welcome arrives in your inbox, every part of our thirteen-state region will have some sign of spring, even if snow continues to fall somewhere (hey, it is the Midwest).

New opportunities are developing in the Region. Rev. Lisa Presley is facilitating a series of conversations entitled, “What About Re-Opening to In-Person Meetings?” Spots remain open on April 5 and 9. There are also spots still available for our National Behavioral Covenant Workshop on April 10 entitled, "Breaking Covenant: Repair, Restore, Renew." In addition, Rev. Phil Lund is facilitating a workshop with presenters from the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce from London, England on their Future Change Framework and how it applies to COVID adaptations in congregations.

We are also busy with arrangements for our Regional Business Meeting, to be held during General Assembly in June 2021.

Many changes and adaptations will continue throughout the spring and summer. If you have any questions, your Regional staff is here to assist. If you are not sure who to contact, look at our Who to Call page.

In Love and Faith,
Rev. Sharon Dittmar