Welcome to our Compass
for October to December 2020!
Phew! 2020 was no joke. We had no idea, really, in January 2020. We didn’t really have an idea in March or April either. In June and July we were hopeful, but not enough changed and it seems the only way out of our woeful isolation is vaccination. But there is light at the end of that tunnel, and we are praying for in-person gatherings to be safe in 2021. We did, however, have more of an idea about the need for some serious racial reckoning long before George Floyd was killed and the country erupted in outcry. We set our minds to even more ways to be antiracist in our map and came up with concrete ways we can move together. We persevered in dialogue and continue to do so, even when so much of it is now on screens. Keep reading this Compass report for details of the last quarter of progress in our map. Jesus is our magnetic North and he is helping us navigate our difficult terrain, so we can achieve what is good to us and to the Holy Spirit to do.
– Ben White, for the pastors
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!