2 and half week road trip! That was a long one. Five charge conferences in Southeast Alaska. Completed Interim Minister training. Weekend touring San Francisco with Kim. Western Jurisdictional Episcopacy Committee. I even skipped another committee to come home early.
Last Sunday I experienced charge conference at First, Anchorage. This is a church in transition. Interim pastor Ruth Ward led them in a history sharing time complete with large time line and photos. Here is a clip of that sharing.
At the end of the conference I invited them to share with me their hopes and dreams for their new pastor.
Sunday evening was spent at Jewel Lake Parish where Tom Holslag serves as Interim Pastor. Dr. Curt Karns, executive presbyter of the Yukon Presbytery, led the annual meeting of this union church. This video clip is of the people greeting their newest member. Sophie is a newborn baby who had just entered this world the day before!
Grace and peace,