Dear Members and Friends:
The last year has been a challenging and exhausting time for all of us as we’ve faced the uncertainties, the fear, the dramatic changes to our lives that have come with this pandemic. I appreciate your support of our shared ministries through these times, your commitment to the well being of one another and this congregation, and your patience as we have learned together how to thrive as individuals and a congregation.
After conversation with the Board about my own needs for self care and renewal, I had planned to take my remaining study leave and vacation this summer. It was originally scheduled to begin June 7, but by the time you’re reading this, it will have already begun. I’ll be on leave until August. I have made arrangements with my colleague, the Reverend Kimberley Debus, to be on call for pastoral emergencies and to support our amazing Pastoral Care Team while I’m away.
- If you are in need of emergency pastoral care, please contact one of our Pastoral Care Team Co-Coordinators at 204-390-3299 (Bonnie Thiessen) or 204-802-4982 (Esmat Elhami).
- For non-emergency Pastoral Care, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
- For staffing questions or concerns, please contact our Board President at email@example.com
- For all other congregational inquiries, please contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the spirit of love that holds us all,