Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Catching Up...

~ We had a great time at the family camp on Center Pond on the Fourth of July... good food, time with family, kayaking, swimming, sleeping on the porch, lots of (illegal) fireworks over the pond... good times.

~ I'm praying for my friend David and his whole family as his father, Jim, is in critical condition at Maine Medical Center. Pray, please.

~ It was fun helping Ben & Melissa move into their new parsonage in Haverhill, MA last week. We're excited for them as they begin their new ministry there - another clergy couple sharing an appointment and imagining exciting new ways of being church!

~ I spent some time this week - overnight and a meeting the following day - at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, CT, which will be the site of our New England School of Congregational Development in November. I'm on the planning team, and it's coming together. What an amazing facility!

~ Next week I'm at Rolling Ridge, counseling with middle schoolers for the week. Pray for us!

~ We're looking forward to a couple of days with Paul Nixon, our new coach, coming up. Paul is pastor of Epicenter Church in D.C. and author of the book I Refuse to Lead a Dying Church.

~ We're also looking forward to the School of Congregational Development in Orlando, July 31 - August 5. Anyone else going to be there?

~ Fingers crossed for a possible new site for worship and ministry... We're not there yet, but it feels like we're making good progress...

~ Rachel turns two on July 25. Is that really possible?

~ Where is the summer going already? And how do I make it stop?

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