Hello all! I hope you are all doing well, and I wish you a blessed Lent!
Time for me to get caught up on some things here. I apologize for the recent lack of updates from the AiSL Leadership Team on this blog. Sometimes I guess I just get so caught up in our work that I forget to stop and share it with the rest of you. But no more excuses, and on with the updates!
You have probably seen the references being made to a community survey that the LT is preparing to conduct. Late last year Rev. Mark noted that we were approaching the second anniversary of the founding of this ministry, and suggested that this would be a good time to pause and take stock of where we are, where we have come from, and what direction we should take in the future. So for the past few weeks, we have been working together to decide how best to gain feedback from the community on all of this. Things are just about to all come together, so in the coming weeks, you will hear a lot more about this. Our plans include using an online survey, group forums and individual conversations with community members. Stay tuned for more details!
The Cathedral continues to attract interest from academic and religious institutions around the world. Rev. Mark has recently been invited to answer questions for a US Christian ministry website, meet virtually with a university class in Scotland, and participate in a cyberchurch symposium in the UK. In addition, I recently made a presentation on the SL cathedral at a social media workshop sponsored by the Diocese of Southern Ohio.
Our services and events continue to attract a good number of participants, and a healthy mix of familiar and new faces. As part of the self study process mentioned about, we will take a look at what kinds of services and events are working out best for everyone involved, and encourage people to share ideas about what they would like to see happen at Epiphany in the future. Of course, the more we plan for, the more assistance we will need from you! Our aim is to faciliate a collaborative ministry within the AiSL community. Please contact any of us on the Leadership Team to discuss how you would like to share your time and talents with the community.
That’s it for now. Take care, and see you around the grid!