What new thing have you discovered about yourself and your family this week?
If you are anything like me, you may be growing weary of being asked: How are you doing? I am asked that question at least three times a day, and I have run out of responses. Sometimes I’m busy. Sometimes I’m bored. Sometimes I just don’t know how I am. Most times, I’m just fine. But I suspect that the folks who ask the question want something more interesting than fine.
Yet, despite my own resistance, I’ll admit: I find myself guilty of asking the question: How are you doing, at least five times a day! More than a status report, I want to create space for you to take a breath and to check in with your body and your spirit. I want you to know that I care about you. I want to connect with the occurrences—from the remarkable to the mundane—of your daily life. I want you to feel free to talk about whatever is on your mind or on your heart.
So, I have been challenging myself to ask something more imaginative than: How are you doing?
What new thing have you discovered about yourself and your family this week or this month? This week, I finally replaced the broken aerator on my kitchen faucet. It is making a huge difference.
This month, we are exploring the theme: Sabbath. As we continue to practice physical distancing by isolating in our homes, this is a fitting time to explore Sabbath. How can we approach this time with a spirit of reverence? What new things can we discover during this imposed period of rest?
To help us all remain connected, regardless of proficiency with technology, our team of volunteer care callers is ensuring that everyone in the congregation gets a periodic phone call. Additionally, we have been building a roster of online programming. Currently, our schedule includes an option six days each week. Check your e-bulletin for information on how to connect to each of these events (or click the links below to add to your calendar)
Monday, 11:00am Solo-Living Group (NEW)
Tuesday, 2:00pm Theme discussion (1st and Last Tuesday)
Wednesday, Noon Hump Day Hang Out
Thursday, 10:00am Inspiration (NEW)
Friday, 6:00pm Online Happy Hour
Sunday, 10:30am Live Online Worship
I hope you will find something among those choices to spark your interest. And I hope you will have a rich exploration of Sabbath this month.