Keep close to Nature’s heart. . .and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.—John Muir
Gone fishing. . .Well, not really, but I am out of town. (I know, I know, it was only two weeks ago that I devoted my Moderator’s Memo to how much I love staycations. And I do. But I also think that it is a good idea to get away every now and then if one can.) I have been looking forward to this trip but I do regret the timing of it because it means I will miss Tonetta Landis-Aina’s last Sunday preaching here at CPC.
It has been wonderful having Tonetta with us over the past month while Pastor Ellen has been on vacation. Her series of sermons, “Sassy Love, Sacred Faith” and related discussions have given us a lot to think about. Tonetta, thank you for sharing your Sunday mornings with us. We have enjoyed getting to know you and your family and hope that you will come back to visit.
Both Pastor Ellen and I will be back at church on August 12th. I am looking forward to hearing about her vacation and suspect she will be equally anxious to hear about our journey through the Book of Job with Tonetta.
Until then. . .
EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sermon Series: “Sassy Love, Sacred Faith”—Our Summer Preaching Fellow, Tonetta Landis-Aina, M.Div., preaches her last sermon of her summer series on the book of Job this Sunday; Pastor Ellen returns from her vacation next Sunday, August 12. You can read all of Tonetta’s sermons plus her notes from July 22’s coffee hour conversation at this link.
Sunday School Volunteers—We’ve reorganized our Sunday School to make it as easy as possible for you to volunteer. Right now, we’re seeking:
- Sunday Morning Assistants: An easy lift! Just show up and help our lead teacher, Kimberly Cataudella, on one Sunday, or several. Sign up for a Sunday here.
- Children & Youth Committee: We’re especially in need of committee members focused on middle and high school teens.
Mid-Year Reports Due—If you lead a committee or subcommittee, now’s the time to complete your mid-year report and send it to Lisa Jenkins and Meg House. You should have received a template from Lisa recently. If you didn’t, or if you have any questions, email Lisa at Ljenkinsdc@gmail.com or Meg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reports due before the 8/12 Cabinet meeting. Thank you!