New Brunswick: “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Introduction to the 2013 State of the Presbytery presentation at New Brunswick Presbytery. This is the year marking the 275th anniversary of the presbytery. (sing to the tune of “We Didn’t Light the Fire” by Billy Joel)

Office move, Superstorm, PDA response team formed
Clergy unemployment team, NFOG is a go
Congregation crises hit, can’t get into most of it.
House of hospitality, Urban garden grow

Nuts & Bolts and Strategies, Plagerism, pastor leaves
Stella Maris, UMC, a week with pastor’s EMI
Muriel commissioning, COM restructuring,
Volunteer Site Hosting, Mission/Vision second try

We didn’t start the fire,
It was always burning
since the world was turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
but we tried to fight it

Grand piano Bethany gifted to church of Shurley
Greener meetings, open space, Worshipful Work
Busses for Triennium, Ewing gets an interim
Another pastor reference check, Kirkpatrick is in luck
MIFs, Big Tent, new website on the internet
Sunday worship each week new, Mother of the Bride, it’s true
Shoes for the refugees, CPM revisioning
Mission Fair, Budget bare, Vision/Mission almost there!

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