A message from your Region Missionary:
Yesterday your Region Leadership Team met to continue the conversation of what connection as the SW Region looks like in this time, and what does it mean to choose a new way of connecting. We are still mulling our answers, but invite you to consider the answers next to us.
In the coming weeks we are thinking about the relationship between action and contemplation, and where that leaves our call to love and serve the world when we are unable to leave our homes. We’re also considering how this time is stirring up feelings in us that may be opening the doors to trauma and grief (Check out this article
"That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief"
, if you haven’t already).
As we move into Palm Sunday and Holy Week we are called to meditate on the suffering and Passion of Jesus. This week I am needing to remember that God knows our suffering and has walked the path that path and the path of uncertainty before us. We are not alone. And as the life and death of Jesus reminds us—we are called into community, especially at moments that seem the most uncertain and tinged with pain—we are stronger together.
The Region Leadership Team is moving forward with hosting virtual community offerings (which you can find on
) and our Region
is also up and running (which I also invite you to check out). I leave you with a question that the Region Leadership Team posed this week, that I hope you’ll take a minute to think about in the middle of a busy week: “How are you willing to open your electronic doors to your Region?”
More on this to come, but until then, peace and blessings to you all,
April 16th, 4:30pm - SW RLT Meeting, Zoom
April 30th, 4:30pm - SW RLT Meeting, Zoom
SW Region Convocation Cookout @ Sherwood Island State Park--
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