I hope that everyone has had a fantastic summer, filled with experiences that brought you both joy and meaning. I hope that your plans went off (mostly) without a hitch and the memories that you created in the warm summer months filled you with excitement and enthusiasm for what is to come.
I am excited about our upcoming year and the chance to celebrate another church year with the Greeley congregation. We had a very fruitful 365 days together and I am excited about the upcoming year. I think we are lucky to be at this moment with our church sails full of spiritual energy, congregational excitement and even a bit of financial windfall due to the generosity of our anonymous donor and the stretching of our congregation in surpassing our previous fundraising efforts.
We will launch our year as with the water communion which will be an all ages affair. I hope those with children will bring them out September 8th for this special ceremony. I always enjoy seeing the adventurous and creative stories that people bring to this ritual. Some of the water from some far flung place on someone’s bucket list vacation - the “this water flowed from the Ganges” water. Some of the water from a traditional location of meaning - the “this water was taken from the irrigation ditch running alongside our family farm” water; and some water from a moment to be remembered but never recaptured again - the “this water came from the drinking fountain on my child’s kindergarten class on the first day of school” water. I hope you make it on that day, or soon thereafter, because it is going to be a really wonderful year.
Yours in Faith and Fellowship, Rev. Aaron