May 9, 2019
Dear Christ Church Family,
We are very grateful that Serena joined our parish staff and expanded and strengthened our children and family programming, developed our small group ministry, and helped initiate our Invite-Welcome-Connect ministry. We have grown to know and admire her through her preaching, celebrating, pastoral care, and leadership. We will miss her greatly.
While we recognize this is an exciting time for Serena, John, Ethan and Hannah, it brings further change to our Christ Church community. We must remember that God is with us and is working to help us determine our future at Christ Church. Attendance has been strong and our spirit and love for this special place has not diminished.
The Executive Committee/Vestry are working hard on your behalf and are very close to hiring an Interim Rector who will guide us through the next phase of our transition. The Search Committee will be announced this week and will soon begin its work to identify and present candidates for the next Rector of Christ Church.
I have been recalling the line from Ecclesiastes 3:1, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” We need to trust in God’s blessing and plan during this period of change and renewal for our Parish.
As always, if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
May God's peace be with you,
Senior Warden, Christ Church+Washington Parish