For more than twenty years, Lake Harbor has taken a collaborative approach to planning worship. Planning for a whole year just takes this collaborative process to the next level, something that we have done annually since 2017.
Each retreat’s success was due largely to the work done prior to the retreat. We sought input using prompts from an article, “Planning One Year of Big Idea Sermons” by Dave Ferguson. Members recalled the conversations they have had with people in and outside the church. What needs to be addressed? What needs are not being talked about, but should be? How can we approach seasonal series, like Lent and Advent, in a fresh way? What ideas can we glean from other churches and adapt them to Lake Harbor?
Our goal is to plan worship for one year, starting with Advent 2022 and going through November 2022. A single yet to be determined year-long theme will drive the planning. Please prepare by reading the background information* below and anything else that will help you prepare.
*LHUMC Worship Retreat Preparation 2022 last updated 8/30/22
Lake Harbor UMC Sermon Series 2022 last updated 8/26/22
Worship Planning Retreat Agenda Sept 2022 last updated 8/30/22
Faith in Films 2022 last updated 8/30/22
This is what we came up with:
2023 Worship last updated 9-27-22