In the midst of this season of Lent there is a calling to pause, listen and watch for the movement of the Spirit and breathe deeply the presence of God. In those moments my reflections wander to the movement of God’s Spirit in the last weeks and months. When I visited each Association Fall Meeting I talked about the current moment in the evolution and journey towards coming together into a new Conference: Together As One (TA1). I spoke of the need in this early phase to build relationships...
"Our most vital churches have a pulse on their neighborhood and are actively serving God’s people..." —Rev. Wendy Vander Hart
"It’s never easy to admit you don’t have the answers." —Tiffany Vail
"John the Baptist may be the right patron for 'Together as One.' " —Rev. Michael Ciba
"One of the fundamental lessons of that road is liminal space. It is learning how to become comfortable with having more questions than answers." —Rev. Don Remick
"Through all this advanced communication – this collaboration – stuff gets done." — Drew Page
"I find myself looking forward to working with people from our future tri-conference as we get to know each other and begin reaching out with resources shared, offers of help, and collaboration around justice issues that matter to us all." —Karen Methot
"God always sees us as sequined, so let’s get out there, sparkle, and get things done! " —Emily McKenna
"What do we do in this in-between time where the answers are not readily apparent, let alone within reach?" —Debbie Gline Allen
Rev. Mary Nelson reflects on a day spent in support of a long-time Silver Lake friend as she waits at a hospital.