My profuse apology for no newsletter last week. I began it, turned away to other matters and then plum forgot.
A few items of note for the balance of June. Before I do, though, let us give a shout out to our newly confirmed! They have journeyed all year to get to Pentecost and how my heart sang as they led us in worship. Together we shared in our Affirmation of Faith and our Statement of Mission which renewed my soul to be guided by these amazing young people. A second wave of gratitude for their sponsors, who co-journeyed, leading and guiding along the way! Finally, our Board of Deacons who moved us from worship to fellowship, honoring the confirmands with their hospitality. The decorations alone reminded me that the winds of Pentecost renew us all.
For any and all who can join in surrounding Marion Stanley’s family next Saturday, June 22 at 12n, as we celebrate the life of this Pilgrim legacy, please, please join in our honoring.
The very next day, the Board of Deacons (no rest for the weary) will host a “Getting to know Pilgrim” conversation with folks who have been a part of Pilgrim and now want to take the step of membership. Please, though, don’t stop yourself from joining in if you don’t happen to fit in that specific category. Want to learn more as member or friend, please join the conversation.
The impetus for our conversation on the 23rd, though, is to celebrate yet another new member Sunday on June 30. If you find yourself, ready, willing and able, we would be honored to share in the covenant of membership with you. My firm belief is we are better with every new voice and presence added to us. Any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Looking forward to worshipping with you!