Dear Friends,

This past Sunday, we gathered in Meeting for Worship, considering the idea of transition and change.  I have been facing this myself as I look toward retirement - moving, leaving a job and people that I love, and anticipating a new future for Jon and me.  The Meeting is certainly in transition as we look toward a new future with new pastoral leadership and change that will come.  Our nation is facing daily changes under a new President and new executive leadership. Let’s face it… each day brings something new!  Change is one constant we can all count on!  We used our time together in Meeting for Worship to consider this query together… How have we been aware of God’s presence in these times of transition and change?

Deep sharing ensued out of the silence, with various messages; know who you are, never give up hope, listen intentionally, celebrate with abandon, acknowledge changes deeply.  God bless us all as we attempt to move through each day, each experience, each struggle, each joy, from a Centered place, surrounded and beloved by God’s Holy Spirit.

‘Be strong and of good courage; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’  Joshua 1:9