We are definitely in the midst of change. We are experiencing the change of seasons, moving from the cold and solitude of winter into the season of spring, which will bring renewal and growth. As a church, we are also experiencing the change of seasons, transitioning from the season of Epiphany to the season of Lent which calls us into a time of self-reflection and contemplation.

Just as spring brings new possibilities in terms of physical growth and change, Lent offers new possibilities in terms of spiritual growth and change.

In the midst of these outward and inward seasons of change, the Wisconsin Council of Churches is also experiencing a change, a change in leadership. Rev. Scott Anderson who had faithfully served the council for 13 years is transitioning into congregational ministry, an exciting new season for him, and we wish him and his new congregation, God’s many blessings.

I recently came across a devotion by Martha Noebel focused on change. She created an acronym using the word, “changes:” Christ Has A New Gift Every Second.

As I start my new role as Interim Executive Director, I have been frequently reminded of those gifts. The gift of an organization so committed to living out God’s calling in the world, the gift of an amazing, talented WCC staff, the gift of dedicated individuals who serve as the board of directors, on committees and commissions.

While we may be experiencing seasons of change, it is an exciting time! A chance for us to look with new eyes all that God continues to provide for us., every second. Please join us in prayer and thanksgiving for these new seasons and for all that is yet to come.

Yours in Christ,
Laurie Wilkinson

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