Welcome to our Compass
for July to September 2021!
Dear Circle of Hope community,
The Compass is a quarterly report (and more!) to keep everyone informed about the state of the church, progress on our Map goals, stories and numbers that keep us accountable to each other. It is a tool for checking our direction and reviewing where we have been. At this stage in the pandemic, it is clear that we can’t do things the way we did them before and we must begin again, again.
As you read through this, fix your eyes toward Jesus and what is ahead. He is the one who carved out the path for faith, and he’s the one who brought it to completion. (Hebrews 12:2) So beginning again is not daunting, it’s an opportunity for us to be new with Jesus.
To look back at previous quarters, click the tabs at the bottom of each page.
Julie (with Rachel, Ben, and Jonny)
Please note that we are reporting on the continued work of our 2020-21 Map. We will begin a new Mapping process in January 2022. However, we must begin the new year with an approved budget from which to operate. The Leadership Team Core is calling the church together for a Budget Council meeting on December 19 at 7:30pm at 2007 Frankford Avenue.
Don’t miss the new faith we’ve witnessed and the goodness we’ve done together in the Stories section.
Our Proverbs are the basic statements about who we are and what we care about. The “proverbs” of Circle of Hope expand on the convictions that drive us.
In the Who We Are section we are paying attention to the numbers we keep to track our growth and health as a whole movement.
Check out our progress on our Map in the Goals section (let your pastor know if anything is missing.)
Spend some time with the charts in the Mutual Finances section, which describe our Common Fund in detail. Your awareness makes it truly common.
Dream with our five-year goals and beyond in the Long-Term Goals section.
This is a tool for communication and dialogue. If you have follow up questions, comments, or feedback about this publication, please talk to your pastor!