Notes from the Office

A Multi-Layered Faith Cake (an I Am story)

I am of … Catholic upbringing, Mary mysticism and aromatic incense … Jewish matzoh ball soup and Marcia my adopted mother … 2nd Baptist gospel singing and Garry Archie wisdom mentoring … BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu temple, mala beads and Kali coming … Sikh yoga with Yogi Bhajan teaching the Divine Feminine and Wahe Guru … Continued

Care and Feeding of New Employees

With two new employees coming on-board this month, I’m going to take a stab at writing how to treat new employees – and maybe this will apply to employees in general. Of course, we are individuals – some of us like pineapple on our pizza, some of us like olives. May these tips contribute to … Continued

The Low Down on Turning the Heat Up!

You may have noticed that the weather has changed a bit in the last few days – I’m particularly astute that way myself! Here’s what you need to know about staying warm at the Fellowship: Thermostats For the sanctuary – Thermostat #1 is on the wall by the organ. Thermostat #2 is on the back … Continued

Making Purchases for the Fellowship

Thanks to Deborah Mensch for asking, Who authorizes reimbursement forms and expenditures out of a committee budget? Deborah, committee chairpersons are authorized to sign off so that the purchaser can get reimbursed. Of course, purchasers should be working at the request of the committee chair to make purchases, because the chair will know (or can … Continued

Add to the Office FAQ!

This week, I have a simple request. Let me hear from you at, and let me know what office and facility questions you have that I can answer in this blog. What have you always wondered about? I want to make sure this blog is working for you. Do you want to know what … Continued

Office Administrator-Assistant-Manager, What’s the Diff?!

Thought it was time y’all might like an update on the inside scoop: Office Manager status: I remain as Office Manager and am moving to include more strategic communications in my role, while continuing to oversee the office and work on a variety of tasks that gets the work done: congregant and staff support, communications … Continued

“Not Blob! I said Blog!” All about Fellowship blogging…

Wanna know what the leadership at the Fellowship is thinking? Well, just ask ’em! Another way is to read their blogs, and Connections Weekly will let you know in its Weekly Fellowship Updates segment when a new post, or blog entry, is published. The schedule is subject to change (blogs are new for us and … Continued

Get Your Sliders Here – On the Home Page!

The Home Page of the Fellowship website has sliders on it – not those burgers slathered in onion and cheese that are delicious and high calorie – but photographs that “slide” from one to the next in a continuous rotation. Useful for engaging visitors and members alike, there are a few things to know about … Continued

FAQ #397: How to Publicize a Fellowship Event

Frequently Asked Question #397 is “Hey, I’m excited about an event I’m coordinating for the Fellowship. How do I get the word out about this fabulous event?” Reader, check out resource titled “How to Publicize a Fellowship Event” by visiting the website at Connection Overview, scroll down to Communications and click on the tab. Over time, the … Continued

In Honor of World Gratitude Day, Sep. 21

Brother David Steindl-Rast and a crew of followers have produced a beautiful and multicultural-friendly video about gratitude for each day. Only 5 minutes long, A Gift for World Gratitude Day, is a gift you can give yourself. Thank you, my beautiful Fellowship Family, For teaching me about social justice, different ways of being spiritual in … Continued