New ELCA In the SCV!
A steering committee was selected as was a facilities committee. There were talented musicians and teachers of all age groups present, expressing desire to actively participate in running the educational programs.
Questions from the gathering ranged from practical - expected costs and funding sources - to simple outpourings of pain. There is still much healing needed for many. While it was rightly called out that we need to move ahead, we also need to help those forward from where they are. Talking about it does help everyone realize they weren't the only ones to feel as they did and there is peace in that.
With 50 people present and at least that many again of family members and others that couldn't be there, there is no doubt that this is a viable congregation, moved to gather and serve in God's name.
Amazing times. Amazing God. Give Thanks.