Here we are facing the beginning of a new year. Tonight is the night that many of us will make New Year’s resolutions for 2014 hoping that we might have a bit more success keeping them than we might have in the past! I have a suggestion for the perfect New Year’s Resolution –
Over the last 8 months, we have presented many significant resolutions from our Episcopal Church, resolutions that might positively impact the lives of the marginalized and less-powerful. Rather than report a new resolution today, let me suggest that this week might be the perfect time to look back over previous blogs and select one for which you might take ownership. Especially important is the resolution presented by Covenant 5 at our own convention last fall. With annual meetings coming up quickly, this would be a fine opportunity to choose the one resolution your congregation will act upon this year. As a reminder, here’s the link for Covenant 5’s web page where you can find the list of resolutions from which to choose and more details about Resolution 3 from Diocesan Convention: http://www.covenant5.org/Cov_5_Dioc_Church.php#GC_Resolution_Texts
And a reminder to all our congregations – January 12th is the date requested by our Presiding Bishop for a special collection to assist in the rebuilding project of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port au Prince, Haiti. Here is the link to read the letter from our Presiding Bishop, find a bulletin insert for your congregations, and the link to make the donation: http://www.edomi.org/special-offering-haiti/
So, let’s resolve for this New Year to actively support the resolutions from The Episcopal Church and in so doing we will make 2014 a better year for all God’s people!!
A blessed New Year to you!!
~ Judith Schellhammer, chair, Resolution Review Committee, Diocesan Council