It has been a couple months since the last blog post featuring St. John’s parish in Vernon and St. Monica’s parish in Hartford, and their participation with Joining Jesus in this new Missional Age (JJMA). When we met St. John’s and St. Monica’s, they were just beginning in this journey, and now they have finished…
I had first heard of Armsmear about three years ago when I started at The Commons. Bishop Laura Ahrens has a binder on her bookshelf with the word “Armsmear” on the spine, and for three years I would find myself looking at the binder thinking “what a weird name, I wonder what that is.” Fast forward to now, when I was looking for this week’s blog post, I decided I would do some research into this mysterious binder and Armsmear.
I had the pleasure of having coffee with Jennie Dixon at a Dunkin Donuts in Windsor, CT. We sat down and immediately dove into a conversation about empowering women. Jennie is a Professional Chartered Financial Consultant, published author, public speaker, and president of the St. Monica’s Daughter of the King (DOK) chapter.
Last Monday, for Memorial Day, I joined the 2019 Connecticut River Pilgrims for a 7.5-mile trip from Rocky Hill to Middletown.
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.
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.