May 8, 2014
It was a day of holy conversation and relationship building. Folks from two different denominations who find they have as much in common with each others' theology and practice as they often do within their own, gather as a committee once a year to celebrate places where ministry happens, identify places where it might, and facilitate the overall growth of the church. It is always a holy time, but it can also be a challenge.
Overall, it is a time I look forward to each year. Also, the setting is delightful for this year’s meeting. The 11th floor of the “Higgins Road” building overlooks the Chicago skyline on one side and the park on the other. So when we might get bogged down in our talks, we can look out over the wide space of God’s world and collect some perspective.
I give thanks for my brothers and sisters, for their commitment and joy, and celebrate our full communion status and the opportunities it brings for the future.