It's a new year, and new things are in store! Our Congregational Development Plan is, well, developed, and we are about to begin implementing it. I am starting to feel truly settled in here after an exciting fall of many things beginning and changing in our congregation here and in my life.
For me, there will be a new day of the week I'm in Chestertown, Thursdays. In the fall, I was present on Mondays, which worked well in some ways and not perfectly in others. Thursdays will allow me to be fully present in a way that wasn't possible with Mondays, where I had outside commitments that couldn't be adjusted.
I'm also excited about Thursdays since they will allow me to do community office hours. Every Thursday afternoon I'm here (that's three a month) I will be present and available at Evergrain bakery in the afternoon from about 1-3. Please, stop by and have a drink and snack and talk to me about anything.
As this new year begins, I invite you to consider what 2016 might hold for you and yours: hope, promise, new things, leaving behind old things, and more. It's going to be an exciting year!