Jan 2017
Congregational Life-Cycle Model

Congregational Life Cycle Model Life-cycle of an organization–living model (like a tree) rather than mechanistic. We use terms as diagnostic vs judgements. In a healthy spot, ongoing renewal is vitally important. When stagnant, stale–ongoing renewal, revitalization is system-wide Decline–Asking questions of the whole system Identity, purpose, context Context–changing demographics It becomes more costly to go back to formation and to ask these questions. “People hang on to things when they are fearful.” (Cost–energy, time, change) Ask questions before it gets to late Redevelopment–significant effort will be needed for efforts to pay-off. Third......

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Dec 2016

We are well into our annual collection of toys to give to children for Christmas. We do this through the Batavia Fire Department. We especially need toys for the 13-17 age groups and all are welcome. Calvary Sunday School children have set up our giving Christmas Tree in memorial hall. Please bring your unwrapped presents and put them under the tree.  We would like all toys in by the 4th Sunday in Advent (12/18/2016) so that they may be distributed before Christmas....

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Nov 2016

We celebrate Christmas and Advent at Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia, IL.  Come join us! We have a Christmas Eve service and two services on Christmas Day–our 8:00 AM service and our 10:15 Service. We also serve a Community Christmas Dinner following the 10:15 service–starting about 12:00 PM. Sign-up to come and to bring a pot-luck to share.  We’d love to see you.  More details about Christmas Eve and Advent coming soon....

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