As many of you know, this fall I have been conducting my final thesis project for the Doctor of Ministry in Educational Leadership degree from Virginia Theological Seminary. The faculty, staff, and I together worked on some intentional ways of building community among the adults who work here. We also worked to provide spiritual nurture to that same group. The project took the form of small group meetings, faculty lunches, and faculty chapels. We learned a great deal and are examining how we’ve done and where we might improve as we move forward. Thank you to the parents who came in to cover for teachers so that they could have lunch together. It meant a great deal.