Find a Way To Say Yes

A Teaching Elder in our Presbytery shared with me last week that the nominating committee had left a couple messages “certainly asking me to serve.” I asked if they had mentioned anything specific. This person said, “No, but I think I’m going to say no. I think I have to.” I surprised myself when I…

Recent Synod of NE Conference

I met up with Kiran Young Wimberly the other day in the Community Park Elementary School playground where her daughter Eva and my granddaughter Julia were playing. Kiran and Greg Albert had just returned from the Synod of the NE as our Synod commissioners. Here’s a taste of our conversation: Beth: You say it was…

Gathering on Election Day

Our next stated meeting on Tuesday November 8 is also our Election Day. People have raised the issue, asking the Transition Task Force to think about whether we should reschedule. We did. This meeting was announced about a year ago and we wish we had seen the conflict earlier. However, this conflict has occurred before (albeit perhaps…