We are closing a huge year of change in the life of this congregation. Twelve months ago, we had no Sunday volunteer groups, we weren’t renting the building, we hadn’t started to use all the children’s classrooms -- there were a lot of things we didn’t know, including one another. Since then, we’ve been working on a new mission statement together, we re-instituted adult religious exploration programs, increased staffing, and started creating new ways of working together through the Sunday Volunteer groups. We also launched the Program Council and Leadership Development Committees. And that’s not accounting for the Board and its committees that have done an enormous amount of work. Attendance on Sundays has surpassed expectations and membership is now over 200. There is so much to be grateful for and to celebrate.