We must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body's growth in building itself up in love. ~ Ephesians 4:15b-16
Wait, So What is the Intern Doing?
“And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
Since we are all new to this whole internship process, I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you all a bit more about my internship project that will be starting very soon.
The object of an internship project is for the intern to find a need in the congregation and shape a project around that need. This could take very many forms, from projects about stewardship to discussions about the health of the congregation, etc.
It took me a long time to think of a project for Calvary because there are already so many great things happening here! After a few months, however, I realized that while there are many opportunities for fellowship and community for people who are retired, such as Lunch Bunch, Senior Lutheran Outings, and various Bible studies during the week. There are also opportunities for our youth to get involved, with meeting together on Sunday mornings and through FLY events. Even young adults have monthly gatherings.
However, there does not seem to be much going on for people in between young adults and retired age. And while I would love to start a project that could include everyone in the congregation, so I could hang out with all of you more, I realize the need for this age group to have an opportunity to get together and form community. I realized this especially after having a few conversations with some women in the congregation.
So, I have decided to start a group for women starting in their thirties and going up through pre-retirement age to come together as a community to grow together in fellowship and in faith.
Now, I know that you are all rather busy, and it seemed like adding a book to read on top of everything else would be more of a burden than I wanted to place on anyone. So, each time we meet, we will be discussing shorter works that will be made available to you.
I hope that you find this helpful. More information will be coming very soon.
If you have more questions about this project, the internship process in general, or anything else, feel free to come talk to me at any time. Remember that I am especially available at my coffee shop office hours, held every
Thursday from 10:00-12:00 P.M. at Poverty Bay Café, 1108 S. 322nd Pl., Federal Way 98003.
Grace and peace,
Intern Pastor Carrie Smisek