Tom Tamburello & Adam Buck
Leadership Team Reflections and Reports Tom Tamburello, Co-Leader, 2021 I feel like 2020, especially the close of it, was somewhat sad. Ending the year with only being able to celebrate Christmas remotely was sad, but the right thing to do in light of Covid. One of the big stresses this year for the leadership team has been ensuring that everyone is safe, while trying to ensure that our services went on as beautifully as possible. We have come a long way from our recorded broadcasts to having an amazing tech team that is able to connect our congregation even during a pandemic. There were of course financial bumps along the way with getting everything set up, and we still run into occasional issues now, but 2021 brought a much smoother and seamless broadcast and recording of our services. When I was either joining for home, or helping out with the team, I was always excited to see our at-home community connecting with each other through the chat feature of Facebook Live. I think our worship team also did a great job during services to address those that were joining from home. It would be hard to celebrate the tech folks without acknowledging the amazing artwork that we have been so blessed to experience this past year. One may look at the installations and think we are working on a Hollywood movie set. The Spirit has been moving at FBC with amazing music, art, tech, pastors, and people who are definitely bringing the loving word of Jesus to everyone, even those who may not be able to join us in person every week. When we were able to come back in person we did so very cautiously, and many people stepped up to help with socially distanced seating. Out of that ministry came some new leaders, including Jen who now also coordinates our greeters each week. Many have stepped up to assist with hospitality when the team felt that it was safe to do so. There were many cold days when our members setup for coffee hour outside just so people would have a few minutes to catch up safely after service. Sometimes conversations flowed into our beautiful garden, a space that was needed more than ever due to the stress that this pandemic has caused. We have safely brought back Sunday school when children are present, and when they are not, have continued to minister to them through Stacy, and her team. Our food pantry continues to thrive, and plans were put in place to help them grow. FBC continued mission work with Blink Now and held an amazing dinner and informational meeting about that work, even if we did make the fire department unhappy. This led to a renewed focus on safety at our church, and our guidelines being updated for building use. That is important because we are hoping to be able to open our building for more users in 2022. This will help us to serve our community even more and bring in needed revenue as we begin to plan for some much-needed repairs in and around our building. I think what sums up 2021 is something I heard a congregant say about this year's Christmas Eve service. They said something to the effect of being thrilled that we could celebrate in person this year, and that things were really feeling like family again. For so many in our congregation, FBC is a second family, or a first, or a chosen family, and the connections that we are making to each other and to the community really are an example of the unconditional love that Jesus has for all of us.
Current Leadership Team: Tom Tamburello - Co-Chair Adam Buck - Co-Chair Rev. Linda Pepe - Pastor Rev. Jennifer Bradley - Associate Pastor Rev. Carole Boutwell Beverly Allegretti Robbie Thorton-Peek Lois Dinsmore Rev. Nevin Werron Steve Eson-Treasurer Dean Eson- Church Clerk Ray Perry - Finance and Insurance Current Ministry Team and Circle Leaders Congregational Care - Food Pantry - Norma Wright & Joy Faxon Hospitality - Properties and Grounds - John Dinsmore & Mark Henry Q-Munity- Sandy Lehr Garden - Joan Scharff & Norma Wright MOVAT - Davy Acosta & Dean Eson Missions - Jane Pipes Visual Art's - Davy Acosta Music Ministry - Howard Raudenbush Development - Joan Scharff Project for Housing - John Ferrante To contact any of the Leadership Team Members or Ministry Circle Leaders, please email FBCMoorestown@gmail.com. In subject line add the person's name to which you want your message to go to.