February has flown by, which means RISE, the Gathering is just around the corner! At the RISE gathering, we will live into who we are as Brookmeaders by sharing and working together. Through our collaboration it is our hope that we will develop a focus and ground for decision making in the midst of our current and future transitions. We ask that you please fill out the questions in the RISE packet. These are located on the welcome table at church and in your weekly emails. It is important that we all think through and prepare answers to these questions individually in order that we all come to the gathering table prepared for our collective work. Each and every one of you is a beloved member of our community. At the gathering table there is a seat for us all.