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What Are You Called To Do?: February 2012
Sunday, 12 February 2012 20:23

President's Perspective

When LoraKim gave up her parish ministry at our Fellowship, she told us that she was called to a different ministry. And she asked us what we personally felt called to do.

That was a difficult question for me at the time, and I had no answer. I had never quite thought about being called to do something. It sounds so “churchy,” and Heaven knows I didn’t consider myself a churchy person. But as the weeks went by and I found myself agreeing to take on ever more responsibility at our Fellowship, I realized that I was being called into these leadership positions and that, indeed, I have been called all my life into public service of one sort or another. I just never thought of it as being “called”, but that is certainly the right term for fulfilling a personal need to work with others.

So I ask you—What are you called to do? And in particular, what are you called to do here at the Fellowship? Perhaps governance is not your bag. Maybe you are called to teach. How could you use that calling here to support the Fellowship? Could you teach an RE class to the children? Could you give a talk at Adult RE? Could you start a circle that provides teaching and learning opportunities for you and others like you?

We need volunteers in many areas at our Fellowship. People to work with membership, people to take on causes of Social Justice, people to sing in the choir, people to help run the auction, and yes, people to take on leadership positions. Our Fellowship runs on volunteer service. So next time someone asks you to serve on a committee, or to take on some other responsibility, think carefully about it. If it is not what you really want to do, what could you do instead? What are you called to do to serve our congregation?


In Fellowship, Lynne

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the
moments when you have truly lived are the moments when
you have done things in the spirit of love."
—Henry Drummond

 
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