I worked on a committee charged with exploring growth for our church. It was a one year charge and now, 5 years later, we are ending the committee. Though it has been an extremely rewarding journey, we hit some hard bumps in the last year. People acting in very unexpectedly bad ways outside our committee, but impacting us hard. We made it through but felt that we needed to end and let the next phase happen in a new form.
I was the last chair, reluctantly taking the position, and vowing to end the group. Instead of thank you cards, I made prayer flags for each surviving member. We grew to really know each other and built lasing friendships over the years. They are in the mail today!
Blue Winged Warbler:
Red Winged Black Bird: