I’m so grateful for what technology has allowed this past year. Throughout this pandemic, we have been able to gather each and every week for worship. We have connected online for council meetings, ministry team meetings, prayer group, and Bible study. In many ways, we have stayed connected. And yet, I think we can all agree, it’s still not the same. There is something about face-to-face interactions.
Over the summer, I would love to grab a coffee, go out to lunch, or sit on your porch and just chat. It would be great to catch up with you! Yes, many of you have gotten to see me each and every week on a screen, but I have not been able to see you. So, if you’re interested in chatting sometime this summer, send me an email (email@example.com) or call the church (608-343-7322) and we’ll set up a time this summer. I hope you’ll take me up on this offer!
Maybe it is the nine months of unpredictable Wisconsin weather, but there is just something about summer. Even though much of life remains the same, there is something about the rhythms of life that seem to change if only for a season. Barbeques with friends, pool parties, family reunions, 4th of July celebrations, camping, and so much more.
This summer, I am thrilled about the many opportunities we will have for us to begin reconnecting as a congregation. I’m hopeful that you will join us as we meet again face-to-face FINALLY! So, come and reconnect in worship, around campfires, on retreat, at camp, on mission trips and more. I believe we all learned this past year there is something about face-to-face interactions that no Zoom meeting can replace.
As you make plans for your summer, I really hope that you will make plans to reconnect in person with our community. I miss seeing you all! And don’t be afraid to invite a friend to join you for worship or around a campfire. Lots of new people have connected to our congregation over the past year. They just might need your invitation to take the next step and join us.
Hoping to see you soon,