Pastoral Letter | May 13, 2020

Dear Friends:

I have so enjoyed talking with many of you this week as I phone my way through the church directory.  People report doing well, but MISSING hugs from their grandchildren.  Indeed!  

As you can imagine, the session has no plans at this time to restart worship, but we are very eager to do so as soon as it is safe to do so.

I share with you this poem by Kitty O’Meara:

And people stayed home
and read books and listened
and rested and exercised
and made art and played
and learned new ways of being
and stopped

and listened deeper

someone meditated
someone prayed
someone danced
someone met their shadow
and people began to think differently
and people healed

and in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways,
dangerous, meaningless and heartless,
even the earth began to heal

and when the danger ended
and people found each other
grieved for the dead people
and they made new choices
and dreamed of new visions
and created new ways of life
and healed the earth completely
just as they were healed themselves.


Pastor Bill