Annual Meeting revealed three truths
Last Sunday’s annual meeting reminded me of three truths about our church family. The first is that we are transparent about what’s great and what’s not great. This is true about everything, but especially regarding our finances; we believe that when we give each other the whole story we foster generosity of spirit and treasure. By the way, the delicious tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches netted $1153.00 for the teen trip to El Hogar.
The second truth is that we laugh. From where I was sitting I could see tables of people smiling and chatting and LAUGHING. That’s a gift of the Holy Spirit, even if it’s not listed so in Holy Scripture!
A third truth I witnessed at the annual meeting is something that’s harder to explain. I sensed among us an embrace of the future, a certain excitement, mixed with readiness to roll up our sleeves. The great and late rabbi, Edwin Friedman, wrote and taught about being a “non-anxious presence.” One of the characteristics of the absence of anxiety is being able to look forward to what’s coming next.
I would love to hear where you see God leading us into God’s future.
Scenes from annual meeting:
Click here to hear the Rector's address to the Parish.
Click here to read the Rector's address to the Parish.