It’s great to be back after a lovely vacation … well to be honest, it was hard to leave sitting on the porch gazing at the lake, swimming, sailing, and the glorious sunsets behind Mt. Monadnock every evening but we all have to return to reality at some point!
While I was away there was a torrential rainstorm (we had it up in New Hampshire as well) and unfortunately my office got flooded but good. On Monday I was greeted by a soggy carpet and a very musty smell. A de-humidifier isn’t going to fix this mess so I’ve called a carpet guy but I will have to move some furniture. If anyone who has a strong back and some spare time might be able to help me out I would greatly appreciate it!
Some sad news to report. The Worship Committee has recommended that our building remains closed and the issue to re-visited in November. This recommendation will be sent to Consistory for their final approval. This was not an easy decision. We all want to gather together as soon as we can but the risks are simply too great. The Medical Community is now finding that people who contract COVID-19 are developing secondary medical problems after recovery. My wife’s cousin’s daughter (I think she is 38) contracted COVID-19 and after recovery has developed two autoimmune diseases as a result of having the virus. There is so much that we still do not know about this virus. And so stay tuned. I am in touch with our Conference and many clergy colleagues and their decisions are very similar to ours. I miss seeing your faces and hearing your voices every Sunday if not more often. I miss those who stop by the office to ask a question or just to say “hello.” We’ll get through this and will be stronger as a result of it!
Please remember the ongoing Sacred Conversation About Race via Zoom on Monday at 7:00. I’ll be sending out the Zoom invitation Monday afternoon.