To: Congregation Leaders and Administrators
From: The Diocese of Oregon Transition Committee
Regarding celebrations for Bishop Michael and Marla Hanley
Hello! Celebrations of Bishop Michael’s ministry among us begin in July, and we on the Celebration Subcommittee hope that you and members of your congregation will want to join in! Among the ways to join are at parties around the Diocese and contributions, personal or congregational, of gifts to the Hanleys.
Please email and/or include in church bulletins or mailings the invitation that follows in the next few weeks or months as appropriate.
As you may know, the Hanleys have been given a wine cooler by diocesan leaders that can hold several hundred beverage bottles. We imagine them opening bottles with messages from folks around the Diocese for several years to come! There will also be a handmade Bishop’s purse to which folks can contribute money if they would like. For folks who don’t want to bring their gift to a party, please help us by accepting contributions to pass on to the Bishop or Transition Committee members; we can pick up anything that you cannot deliver. Please let us know if you
cannot help in this way and email or call me with any questions or concerns.
Many blessings to you,
Terri Hoffmann, Celebrations Subcommittee Chair
Please distribute this invitation to the people of your congregation as often and in as many ways as possible:
Dear People of God,
You are cordially invited to
celebrate the ministry of Bishop Michael and Marla Hanley!
Please mark your calendar for the place, date and one-hour time slot most convenient for you, then contact Terri Hoffmann (
or 503-982-4825) to reserve your spot at the party! Reservations for each time slot will be limited to 25-40 people (depending on space and distance restrictions) and accepted in the order received. You will receive confirmation by return email and your name(s) will be on a list at the party entrance.
July 19, Emmanuel, Coos Bay, 2pm-4pm
August 22, St. Matthew, Eugene, 1pm-4pm
Sept. 6, St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville, 1pm-4pm
Sept. 13, St. Mark, Medford, 2pm-5pm
Sept. 17, The Bishop’s Close, Lake Oswego, 3pm-7pm
If you would like to
contribute funds to the Bishop’s Purse or wine or other beverage to the Hanleys’ new wine cooler, you can do that at a party (above), through the Diocesan Office, or your congregation.