I finished my last day as Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Jesup, IA and will beginning my new position as Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Holt, MI in just a few weeks. With the blessing of this time in between the two positions I am using these next few weeks as an intentional time of Advent. While we’re used to Advent in terms of the expectation of Christ’s birth, it can be a more general term for the anticipation of something to come. In the season of Advent we use four candles on the Advent wreath signifying hope, preparation, joy, and love. I’ll be using this same formula to share some of my goals, and then to touch back on them throughout the coming weeks, though most likely not in this particular order.
- Exploring Biblical Storytelling as a way of honing my skills in sharing scripture. I’ve been inspired by the ministry of Rev. Casey Fitzgerald. You can learn more about what this means and how her blog works by viewing the video below.
- Working on a book proposal for the Young Clergy Women imprint of Chalice Press. More on this to come!
- Spending lots of time sorting, cleaning, and packing as we prepare for our move.
- Spending time unpacking once in Michigan.
- Enjoying sabbath rest
- Spending with friends in the area
- Praying while knitting
- Reteaching myself how to cross-stitch
- David and I married on August 2nd and we’ll be going on our honeymoon to the Grand Canyon!
- Here’s a video from the wedding reception a sweet family friend made for us:
I appreciate your prayers and support in this Advent season so that I may be strengthened in faith and ministry for many years to come!