Our interim priest, Pastor Benita, will be moving on soon. Her last Sunday will be this coming Sunday, January 19th. Please join us after the 10am service this week for a reception (with coffee and pastries) and help us say "thank you!"
Though Pastor Benita's time with us has been short, we are very grateful for her contributions. The work is ongoing, but she has helped us cope, emotionally, spiritually, and logistically, with the loss of Alice. She led a major decluttering effort that made great improvements to the safety, usability, cleanliness, and appearance of our spaces. She stepped into a leadership gap in the Food Pantry and helped us think about how to sustain that ministry. She's helped the church's leadership improve our communication and processes. She has clarified the questions we need to be asking as we and the diocese make decisions about a long-term or permanent clergy appointment. She coordinated with our tri-parish and community partners to plan and execute the Christmas toy giveaway and Back-to-School backpack day. And of course she has led our worship services, celebrating at the altar and edifying us with her excellent preaching.
Please join us this Sunday at 11am as we thank Pastor Benita and wish her the best on her journey in the service of Christ.