Dear Family of Faith,
An Update from Mark Diehl, Interim Pastor, Head of Staff
The congregation of GPMC is quickly moving into its next phase of the interim process. Leaders of the History-to-our-Story Team and the Mission Study Team are concluding their work. A mission study produced by the MST will soon be in the hands of the Session, and, with their approval, into the hands of the Presbytery of Detroit. A date for completion of this process could be as early as October. When this phase is complete, the next step will be the election of a Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC).
In anticipation of this next phase, the Session has received approval from Detroit Presbytery to begin the process of assembling names of people who will be considered, vetted, and nominated for election to the PNC at a congregational meeting. At this point, our Nominations Committee can receive from the congregation suggestions of names of members who are recommended for consideration to serve on the PNC.
So, during the month of September, you may forward name suggestions to Nominations Committee who you believe could represent the congregation well in the pastoral search process.
Who would be a good candidate to suggest for the PNC? Here are some criteria:
If you, or a church member you know, have these qualities, gifts, and time, please pass those names to the Nominations Committee. Please email Jim Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Marks at email@example.com
Grace and peace,
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