It is so important that the entire congregation, each and every individual, participate in the selection of a new pastor for Concordia.  That is why we are asking you to complete the Church Assessment Tool (CAT) that we have been telling you about.  This is an on-line instrument that will help your leaders gauge the strength, vitality, and trends in our church.  The information gained from this assessment will be valuable in helping the leaders of Concordia as they make decisions about the future of Concordia.

 In a few days, you will receive an email with a unique link to the CAT.  Beginning on July 7st  and ending on July 21st we are asking each you to go online by clicking on the link that will be provided to you and tell us about your experiences in and priorities for our church.  Please do not discuss the survey or your answers with others as this may influence their answers.  If you share an email address with your spouse, children or others in your home it is important that each of you go online separately and complete the survey.  We want everyone to have the opportunity to express their experiences and priorities for our church.

If you need a paper copy, please come to the office, and we will provide one for you along with a self-addressed stamped return envelope.  If you prefer we will have computers and individuals available to input your responses on July 8th , 13th and July 20th.  To provide confidentiality you may input your answers yourself.

All answers are strictly anonymous.  We have no way of matching any assessment to a particular person, so please feel free to candidly share your perceptions, opinions and experiences.  Our future together is dependent on you participation and honest answers.

If you have any questions, please contact Petey Goodrich at 860 649-9073 or who is available to answer questions.

Many thanks and God Bless,

David Smith                           Kristen Ramondetta

Petey Goodrich                     Tina Sollinger-Ruggerio

John Corl                                Fred Winzler