Transparency is more than good governance…it’s good theology, too!
This Sunday, July 18, I hope you’ll take time to be part of our Vestry’s regular Congregational Check-in at 11:30 am. These gatherings are part of a renewed effort by our church’s leadership to be transparent, open, and collaborative with you, the people we serve, for you have entrusted us with these holy responsibilities. We’ll share a short update with you on all that has been happening with our governing board, and make plenty of time for your questions and comments, as well.
While transparency and openness in decision-making are just plain common sense for any governing body, they are absolutely essential for our church community, for they reflect one of our fundamental beliefs: God exists and thrives in community. In her seminal work God For Us: The Trinity and Christian Life, theologian Catherine LaCugna explores the communal mystery of the Holy Trinity, emphasizing the mutual interdependence among the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—they cannot work alone or in isolation, and they need each other. She emphasizes: “Living trinitarian faith means living God’s life: living from and for God, from and for others….Living trinitarian faith means living together in harmony and communion with every other creature in the common household of God, ‘doing all things to the praise and glory of God.'” (pp. 400-401)
This Sunday, your presence, participation, questions, and comments at our Check-In will help us to govern well, but they also help our community of faith to grow more and more into the divine image of the Godhead itself. I look forward to being with you!
– The Very Reverend Gray Lesesne, D.Min.