Thanks to the congregation for all your prayers. The Holy Spirit was certainly with us during the successful Ideation Session led by Pastor Tobias and Jerry Banach. Also attending were Council members and community partners Tim Rodgers, Matthew Eyler, Lyla Yastion, and Pastor Limina Grace Harmon.

The session's focus was to grow Community Partner building use at Redeemer in support of great people doing extraordinary things while generating the financial means to sustain and enhance the fantastic resource entrusted to us in the building at Redeemer, New Paltz. Ideally, we would like to see the building use go from 20% of the time to 80% with reasonable, sliding scale fees that would allow great people with great ideas to flourish in a safe, beautiful space.

After a tour of the building, participants brainstormed observations of needs in the community and ways the building could be used in fulfilling those needs.

Additionally, community partners were especially helpful in suggesting contacts and networking resources.

It is going to take some time to sift through all the ideas generated, so stay tuned as we move toward developing community partnerships.