In her book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers, Anne Lamotte shares a philosophy of using prayer to ask for guidance, offer gratitude and express wonder. Riffing off this theme, the Transition Team would like to say, “WOW, THANKS, HELP”. WOW: 194 responses to the Spiritual Snapshot Survey604 written comments50+ participants [...]
The Spirituality Snapshot Survey is now available to read and discuss! Download the PDF here.
Continuing to lay the groundwork for a successful search for a new settled minister, the Transition Team will be asking the congregation to participate in two surveys during the next six months. The first one in November will address who we are as individuals in our various beliefs, while the [...]
The Transition Team met the last two Wednesdays, September 11th and 25th, in an effort to set goals and plan our activities for the coming church year. The primary objective is to lead parishioners in the self-reflective work necessary to articulate who we are as a congregation, who we consider [...]
The Transition Team has had a busy seven months since being appointed by the Parish Committee in November 2018. Our charge is to lead a parish-wide effort of self-reflection, including a review of the church’s history and re-affirmation or transformation of our identity as an institution. This introspection and exploration [...]
The Transition Team, both for the edification of the church as well as for itself has developed a first cut at a plan for the next 12 months or so. Nothing here is carved in stone; we all know how quickly things can change putting a monkey wrench in the [...]
View the Powerpoint Presentation given by Gina Halsted and R.L. Smith on March 24, 2019 about the findings of the February 10 discussion about Manish's video "Passport".
The Transition Team hosted an off-site Retreat for 30 some odd leaders from various FPL committess. Invitees included The Transition Team, Parish Committee, Deacons and the Chairs of all major committees. An email summarizing the findings of the Leadership Retreat was published on March 7, 2019
This post contains the link to an Adobe PDF file of the Final Report on The First Parish in Lincoln’s 2018 Shared Ministry Review.
On March 4, 2018 a meeting was held after church to present and discuss a summary of key points discovered during the Shared Ministry Review related to financial matters at The First Parish in Lincoln. Click here to view the full presentation in PDF format.