|Colleagues in Christ,|
During our 2020 Reformation observance this last week of October, I want to express my gratitude for each of you and your ministry. I have witnessed how hard you have been working during these months of pandemic. I realize that many of you are stretched to your limits, both by the demands of ministry and your own personal lives. I know that many of you are experiencing a depth of weariness as we head into the next few months without any clear relief to our current situation in sight.
You are seen. You are appreciated.
I have prepared this video specifically for the congregations and ministries you serve. It is my hope that this message will encourage renewed support for your leadership and enhance your ministry partnership as you seek to navigate the upcoming months together.
If there are specific ways the Office of the Bishop staff and I can be of service to you, please know we stand ready to support you.
Yours in Faith,
Bishop Jim Gonia
A Message from Bishop Jim Gonia