Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ,
This may be the shortest newsletter article that I have ever written; however, it is an important one!
I am writing this month to request your input about the want and/or need of an additional worship service here at Bethany. This has been discussed for some time now by several committees-Evangelism, Social Ministry, Worship & Music, and by Council. We have discussed the type-traditional or contemporary, formal or informal, liturgical or non-liturgical; the day of the week-Sunday, Saturday, Wednesday, or another day; whether in the afternoon or evening; whether leadership would be clergy or lay; whether the service would be in the chapel or the sanctuary; whether the serviced would be in addition to Sunday Divine Services or as an alternative; would the service be a Communion service or not; would the service require additional musicians and leadership; etc.
At the last Worship & Music Committee Meeting, it was decided to reach out to the congregation for their help in determining in which direction we should proceed. After all, for success with any course of action, the support of the congregation is absolutely necessary and the greatest potential for success is for the congregation to take ownership of that decision. Therefore, please share your thoughts with the members of the Worship & Music Committee or Council or with me as we move forward in mission.
I thank you in advance for your assistance in this most important matter.