Sacred Link 4
Category : Transitions
Passing the Word
Week 4 in a series of digital sacred conversations about HUCC’s covenant. Guidance by Rev. Marijke Rossi.
Week four: Improve Communication
The purpose in reviewing the covenant as sacred conversation and in this way at this time is to continue the conversation we started before the pandemic; online because we can no longer meet in person. It is a way that can be helpful and move us along in this process before the new senior pastor arrives. We pray that it will be useful and healing for all of us.
We shall start each one of these sessions with an extension of grace and a request for grace, along with the guidelines used for all sacred conversations at HUCC:
- We will listen as we read to the content here and to others’ responses with respect, with discernment and without judgment.
- Let us respond in Love and caring for one another.
- As we respond let us do so with “I” language to promote each person’s voice including our own.
…to improve our communication.
I will take responsibility for reading bulletin announcements, Tidings articles and Email communications so that I will be further informed about programs. I will take responsibility for making sure announcements regarding the activities I coordinate are placed in the bulletin, in Tidings and on Email. I will actively explore new ways to let others know what’s happening at Holladay UCC. I will take my questions and concerns directly to the person or persons involved rather than making assumptions.
Pass it along: This is such an important part of our commitment to each other! Especially now. During this time while we are apart, we need to seek out ways of getting information and passing it along to others who may not have internet access. Educating ourselves about what is happening at church and engaging in the processes set out by all of us makes it much easier to embrace community life.
In communion together: All of leadership at HUCC has worked to get communication out about services, outreach, social justice, Covid response information and any other important announcements. We use all of the means available to us and work hard to keep us in communion together.
Voicing needs: May we embrace our ability to use our voices to convey our needs and may we use our ability to learn, grow, and be in covenant by listening to our community and its needs.
Please ask whatever questions come up for you as you revisit the covenant you entered into as a member of HUCC. I invite us to reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The replies sent will help to inform the next phase of exploring our move forward.
Blessings, Pastor Marijke