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December 30, 2021
One of my goals for the new year is to increase the engagement of our members and friends of ERUCC with each other and the broader community. COVID necessarily limited our ability to interact with in some of the traditional and most often used ways – such as in-person gatherings for worship, after church fellowship, and other activities. As we have come back together, in person, we are continuing to find ways to enhance those activities even with precautions.
At the same time, these months have also increased our congregation’s engagement with people who have been able to access our services and programs on-line. If you add up the number of people in person on a Sunday morning and add the online folks, we have greater engagement than we had before COVID. We have been able to offer Sunday School and Bible Studies and discussions online that have drawn people in from across the United States. With gratefulness, ERUCC has received a $10,000 gift from Penny George and the George Family Foundation to support our efforts to enhance and expand our online presence.
Wednesday, January 5th at 4:30, a group will gather to consider the implications of our congregation’s presence and outreach beyond the walls of our buildings and even beyond geographical limits. How do we serve and engage people who will be with us exclusively online? What can we do to connect the in-person congregation with those who are finding us virtually?
If you are interested in being a part of that conversation, please let me know. We will meet in person in the Liz Coffey Room and provide a Zoom link for those who wish to join the conversation virtually.
Rev. Dr. Barbara Kershner Daniel
Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ