Remember to Be Gentle

Dear Church,

How is it with your spirit these days? I find myself both jazzed up about spring’s beauty and all that’s going on in the congregation, and also tired and ready for a summer vacation! So I’m taking rest where I can to help me enjoy the fruits of many seeds we planted this fall and winter. They are plentiful. I hope you’re finding some rest and renewal, too.

As you likely know by now, I’ll be out of the pulpit the next two Sundays. This Sunday former A2U2 intern, Rev. Lyn Marshall, will lead worship, her first time back at the church since 2015! The following Sunday will be a Worship Committee service about humor followed by a May Pole dance led by our Pagan Group.

I do miss you when I’m out! But I’ll still be working during the week so don’t be a stranger. In fact, I’m experimenting with a new tool to help me manage my schedule more efficiently. Less time scheduling things, more time with you! That’s the hope. My meeting availability is now on a platform called Calendly, and you can schedule a time to meet with me (Zoom or in person) directly through this link. I’ll have the link in my email signature moving forward and you can also find it on the church website.

Quick side note – if you got an email from “me” coming from the email address asking “for a request” – please mark as SPAM! There are spammers out there who love to pretend to be ministers. I will never send you something that vague, or an email asking you for money or a gift card. Ever!

As we continue to emerge from winter – emotionally, physically, spiritually – remember to be gentle with yourselves and others. We are changed people, every day transforming. On the brink of who knows exactly what! It’s a tender time. An amazing one. Take it one day at a time.

If that’s too much… one breath at a time…

Grace and peace,

Rev. Tara