A message from your Region Missionary:
We continue onward into this Easter season. Some days I feel the joy and other days life still seems to be flat lined. This is where I have to remember that it's not up to me to resurrect--that's God's work. My work is to stay present to the tensions, to the mystery, to the invitations of the Spirit, however soft they may be. This pandemic is teaching me that my part in the story of new life is to create space to listen, and listen well. I listen so that I can hear where I am being called to bring forth justice, equity, and liberation in the world. In other words, creating space for Liberating Love to manifest is how I get to participate in God's work of bringing out new life.
I guess I feel like we have an opportunity to create that kind of space for ourselves and each other as a Region. We have an opportunity to intentionally build time and space to listen for our spirits awakening to the Spirit. We can do that by being open to the possibilities of encountering God in places and people beyond the familiar, by stepping out (digitally at the moment) into Christian communities beyond the one that we know best, our own parish.
In this week's newsletter, you'll find
a Google Doc
that where you can fill in your or your parish's digital offering--some service or event that you are hosting--that other's from across the Region might want to attend. Maybe you want to host a Theology on Tap from your living room, maybe you're a young adult looking to connect to other young adults in the Region, maybe you want to teach a yoga class from your living room. Whatever it is, it's welcome on the list as one of the many ways where we can listen to God in this strange time. All of your energy and creativity has been on full blast these last few weeks, and now is the time to cast that net wide! The Region Leadership Team and I look forward to recording your answers on
our Region website
in the coming weeks.
Until then, Easter Alleluias and Easter blessings to you!
April 30th, 4:30pm - SW RLT Meeting, Zoom
SW Region Convocation Cookout @ Sherwood Island State Park--
RESCHEDULED FOR FALL