Sorry no post yesterday--I wasn't feeling 100%, to be honest, but today I'm somewhat better.
Today went pretty well. We had the second visioning workshop, led by a Diocesan Consultant, to talk about our neighborhood and set mission priorities for the upcoming couple of years. Much of it was looking at demographic data from various sources and gleaning what that might mean for us. Some of the results were surprising, for example, the largest age group by five-year increments is the 25-30's. Some of that might be the large number of University Students in the area, but it also reflects the wave of young professionals moving into the area, as well.
So we talked about the values these folks have--many of them are hard-working types that have little free time and little willingness to participate in groups that they don't find immediately rewarding. There are various other needs and properties we identified, but as usual I'm too tired at this point to type a long post (I've been up since 5:30 AM).