Passion within one person can move hearts. Okay, this might not be as insightful as Jesus’ parable of faith the size of a mustard seed moving mountains, but with regards to Judy Benson, I think it is pretty spot on. I met Judy at a meeting I crashed in New London with the Rev. Rachel…
Today we have two guests with us, Dom Gautrau and Boris Sigal.
Not unlike moving from a single-family home to an apartment complex, freedom from building maintenance and new neighbors allows St. Mark’s, New Britain to put less energy into a community building and more energy into building community.
Today’s guest in Greg Farr, archivist for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut since last October. His office is at The Commons.
Last Thursday, I joined the Rev. Rachel Field, the South Central Region Missionary, for a visit to the Dudley Community Garden while she and her partner picked up a roto-tiller from the farm. The community garden occupies just a sliver of the ten-acre Dudley Farm in North Guilford.
Today our guest is the Rt. Rev. Dr. Carol Gallagher, Regional Canon for the Central Region of the Diocese of Massachusetts.
With the collaborative effort of the Rev. Rowena Kemp, architect Duo Dickinson, the Rev. Puck Purnell, woodworker Tom Leary, and the administrative team and one resident at Seabury, four hanging quilted tapestries were installed within a year.
Today Coffee Hour at The Commons is on the road again, in Bristol, at Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center. It’s on land donated to the Episcopal Church in Connecticut to be used for ministry, which is an expression of God’s love, and that’s certainly what’s going on here.
It is empowering to meet someone who knows that they are doing exactly what God has called them to do. That is the case with Dr. Jerry Davidson.
It seems that retreating or resting has become such a rarity that it requires a reward. But, it is essential, nay it is biblical, to incorporate retreat and rest into your weekly life. The desire for an extended vacation is a reaction to the deprivation of rest from our common lives.