Greetings from the Deacons!
Well it appears that we have once again survived a very eventful New England winter. Some rather significant storms with lots of downed trees and limbs and some lengthy power outages. But being the hearty stock that we are we have emerged and are looking forward to better weather. I overheard one person state that the "good news" was that the record breaking cold we have had may well have destroyed the gypsy moths. Now that's what we call optimism and perseverance!!
The weather notwithstanding, our church has had an uplifting Lenten season, sharing good news stories on Wednesdays. Palm Sunday was a wonderful service and the addition of the Choir was "music" to our ears. We had a shared service with the UCC Church in Holliston on Holy Thursday and Katie will lead us in a powerful service on Good Friday. As we write this we are anticipating the joy of Easter and we know that we will once again be inspired by the resurrection and the life. Christ Is risen, He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
At our last Deacons meeting the Search Committee joined us. They explained where they were in the search process and asked for our patience going forward. It appears that hiring a part time Pastor is proving more difficult than originally thought. They assured us that they are continuing to work toward finding the right fit for our congregation and that they wholeheartedly believe that they will have success. In the meantime we are asking for patience from you and encouraging all of you to come forward if you have any concerns or questions. We are all in this together and we value your input at any time.
The Deacons are striving to keep up visitations to our less mobile members. If anyone would like to visit any one of them or just send a card please contact Linda in the office for an address. It is so important for them to feel connected.
We also voted at our meeting to donate to the Ashland Emergency Fund to help the people at the Chestnut Apartments who lost all of their possessions in a recent fire. For more information about that you can call the Senior Center.
Right now we imagine that we are all anxiously awaiting the blooming of the daffodils and forsythia. Hang in there, it's going to be a glorious sight as always!
And as always, we leave you with great hope for the future of our Church.
Pam Dunham and Melanie Conner
Co-chair of the Diaconate