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You wouldn’t have guessed it was a cloudy, rainy day when members of the DMMC community gathered together for our bi-annual spiritual retreat on Saturday, September 29. The teaching was engaging, the conversation was lively, the food was delicious, and the spirit of laughter and learning was burning bright. It may have been gloomy outside, but not so among us as we gathered together to dig deeper into the vision and mission of our congregation.
Led by Joani Miller, we engaged in creative activities that helped us to know each other better, shed limiting paradigms and expectations, and discover when we are most alive as participants in the life of DMMC. We discussed the possibility of cultivating new mindsets toward our faith and experience of church. We reflected on our mission statement and the challenges of being the church in our context. We expressed our wonderful gifts, the commitments that hold us together, and our hopes for the future. With Joani’s encouragement, we were dreaming, designing, and contemplating our destiny.
The day began and ended with worship and singing. Beyond our learning sessions, folks enjoyed a wonderful breakfast and lunch together. Conversations were flowing at each table, children were running around energetically, and relationships were deepening. Many thanks to DMMC’s Spiritual Care Team of Mary Boshart (Chair) and Glenn Baughman for their careful work to coordinate the Spiritual Retreat and for all their efforts behind the scenes. It was a wonderful time together!