When we began our pastoral search process, Pastor Dennis took the search committee through the book Moving Off the Map, by Thomas Bandy. As part of this process, last September, one Sunday after church, the search committee led the congregation through a process to discern our core values. This is the first step in a process that we anticipate will continue after we call a settled pastor with the articulation of a vision and a mission statement. Over the next few weeks, we plan to do a series of (5) blog posts as we briefly discuss each of the core values that we articulated at the meeting back in September. The first one, in the next couple of days, will be on love. We look forward to some discussion of the congregation’s core values and what that means as far as what God is calling Grace UCC to do and be in Fairfield County in 2014.