Happy Wednesday! I hope the sun returns, even though it’s fruitful to have rain, I am in love with sunny days. The weather is showing us we’re beginning to inch towards the end of the church year. We’ve come through many cycles through this church year, and are awaiting some of our final celebrations of the year. It was so wonderful to experience our observance of our 25th anniversary and yet another milestone approaches soon, our Bridging ritual for our youth.
June 9th will be our Bridging Ceremony during our Sunday service. We have 5 youth eligible for this transition ceremony.
On June 9th we will celebrate in the Bridging ritual:
It marks that transition from youth to young adulthood that offers the congregation the opportunity to express their support for the exciting future of these youths. We hope you will be able to join us that Sunday to support and celebrate our youth who have grown up in this congregation. It’s our chance to communicate our pride in their journey and articulate how much they mean to us.
On June 9th that day, after the service we will also be having a potluck that will lead into an Appreciative Inquiry workshop. As your Interim Minister, I have been guiding you through the journey of grieving, of healing, and preparing to transition you all for a new settled minister to come. In attending this workshop, we will be looking at new ways of thinking and looking at the world. Appreciative Inquiry is a way to keep a congregation thriving and recreating itself by its conversations and its stories. It will be helpful in becoming more appreciative and grateful and looking at life in a new way. It is a process that you can apply and look back on in the future and use in any walk of life. There is a value in knowing how to ask the right questions and in this workshop, we will learn how to ask the right questions in an appreciative way. Hopefully you will leave with a sense of greater curiosity, a sense of wonder and how to express your gratitude more frequently.
I hope as many of you as possible can attend. It could be a transformative moment for you and the congregation.
In the meantime, let us enjoy these moments that we have together. The sun is coming out and it will be a new day and I love the anticipation and expectation that a new day brings!
Blessings to you all,
Please feel free to contact me
By phone: 510-972-3890