"This is what God’s kingdom looks like: a bunch of outcasts and oddballs gathered at a table, not because they are rich or worthy or good, but because they are hungry and they said yes. And there’s always room for more.” - Rachel Held Evans
It's with a heavy heart that I prepare for my final Sunday service with Epiphany. I've loved every minute of my time with you and will always cherish it. I hope we'll get to say goodbye this weekend and open our hearts to the next things God has for each of us!
Who to Go To
Talk to Canon Frank+ about any Big Picture concerns regarding Epiphany (firstname.lastname@example.org). Talk to Kyle about any small items of concern during the interim period, who may feel he needs to contact Canon Frank+ (email@example.com).
Goodbyes I should add a note about pastoral goodbyes. It is a fairly common and healthy practice for departing pastors to pause communication with parishioners at least for a year after their last Sunday (June 17), and to only continue the relationship insofar as it avoids any talk of the church or new pastor (to avoid any triangulating old and new pastors). Additionally, I will need to "make room" in my heart for the new community I'll join in August. As hard as it will be, I will need some space in order to sort through the grief of leaving and prepare for my new community. I'd love to be in contact with y'all in the future, but we may not see each other for a season. Please know that my distance does mean any ill will!
This Summer's Celebrants Please make an effort to be present for and help out Kyle, Ben and the "substitute" preachers and celebrants this summer! They will need help setting up around 4:30 PM most Sundays and/or tearing down after worship. Our first one will be Bishop Benhase himself on July 1 at 5:30 PM. Please come and ask questions or get to know the spiritual leader of our region!
Summer Service Days We have a tentative schedule for our summer service projects. Please confirm or change these as needed and start planning together how you will execute them (reply below is fine)! The draft schedule is as follows:
July 8 - Beach Clean Up at 6 PM (organized by Rebecca Heidt) July 22 - ??? Loop it Up at TBA (organized by Marcy Sinnett, Ben Austin, Kelly B.?) August 5 - Loop it Up (above) or LGBT Center Fun Night ? (organized by Rebecca Heidt and Eli Irvin) August 19 - ??? (anyone have any ideas?)
God will bless us in ways we don't even know yet!
See you all Sunday evening, Kelly+
June 17 at 5:30 PM (Kelly's Last Sunday) Worship at Bull Street Labs (2222 Bull Street) & Potluck Dinner
Come say goodbye and celebrate our time together!
Featuring: "God is Not A White Man" by Gungor
June 24 at 8 AM - 10 AM "Church Without Walls"
Bringing Food for The Community of St. Joseph & Communion with them, RSVP with Marcy Sinnett & Ben Austin
Arrive at 8 AM bearing some breakfast food to share family-style with St. Joseph's folks (with our group, ~40 people, us and them)
Park and meet near 14 Rothwell St, Savannah, GA 31415 (meal and worship will be in the field nearby)
July 1 at 5:30 PM (Bishop Benhase Celebrating) Worship at Bull Street Labs (2222 Bull Street) & Potluck Dinner