Gifts & Blessings

How fortunate – how blessed – we are as a congregation to have so many gifted people among us.  This was the first and nearly reflexive thought that came to me as I watched last Sunday’s service, featuring Karli’s beautiful music (to say nothing of her RBG fashion statement), and Toni Smith’s thoughtful reflection on Micah and the Emmaus road (and Toni, I heard your own RBG inference long before you spoke her name).  I am so grateful for both of you and your service to our congregation.
 
We’re going to do something a little different this week.  We’re going to celebrate a very special birthday that is still a few months away, but it is such a milestone that I hope we can be forgiven for starting the party early.  Both the bulletin and the picture on this week’s Facebook post provide a pair of thoroughly unsubtle clues.
 
Our church’s Regathering group continues its work, and rather than report their conversations in bits and pieces, I’ll simply note that the October edition of our church newsletter, The Uniter, will detail the work that group, and that of the Church Council, have done to date.
 
Finally, it was so nice to take some time off last week.  I spent the week on Cape Cod:  we biked most of the Cape Cod Rail Trail, including the Chatham spur; visited the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the delightfully peculiar Edward Gorey House, former home and now museum of this ghoulish artist and writer; visited Marconi Beach on the day Hurricane Teddy lashed the shoreline – it was pretty wild! – and got to know some parts of the cape I hadn’t seen before.  It was great to be away, and equally wonderful to be back among you all.

 
Here are the bulletin and the link to Sunday’s service:

9-27-20 Bulletin

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