May 2022 Congregational Connector

May 2022 Congregational Connector

STL will have reduced office hours from June 20 through August 14. The Church Office will be open 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday. The office will be closed Fridays, starting May 27 and continuing through August 15. This will allow staff to get their vacation time in and also to work throughout the building without being concerned about answering the phone or opening the door.

Congregational Connector December 2021

Congregational Connector December 2021

The Board of Elders is looking back over the faithfulness of our God throughout the many years of STL’s history and how the Mission of God (Missio Dei) continues. Questions like, “Who has been a member of our staff the longest?”, “When and How did the Men’s Wednesday morning FHL get started?”, and “When was the ‘new’ front wing built?” are being asked. Answers – along with key times/events that you wish to add – will help us to remember the joys and the challenges God has led us through over the years. Keep your eyes open – this will eventually become a narthex display.

November 2021 Congregational Connector

November 2021 Congregational Connector

Though the conversation will continue next month, the Board of Directors initial conversations on congregational goals for the year ahead are focused upon four topics (in no particular order): 1) improve/enhance our work with STL’s electronic community; 2) activities that bridge generations; 3) (re)connecting with people in a post-pandemic world; and 4) Faith Hope Love Small Group Ministry. Thoughts and reactions from the congregation are welcome

September 2021 Congregational Connector

September 2021 Congregational Connector

Last spring the STL Voters’ Assembly amended the congregation’s constitution, reducing the number of annual Voters’ Assemblies from three to one, eliminating the September and January Voters’ Assemblies. The constitution continues to have provisions for special Voters’ Assemblies to be held as the need arises. The Board of Directors then decided to host two congregational forums – one in the fall and one early in the new year – using the ZOOM format.