Last week in El Paso I attended the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference UCC. It was the first live gathering of our conference since 2019. It was so wonderful to see the faces, to give and receive the hugs, and to feel the presence of the divine working among us.
One of the things that happens at these gatherings is the sharing of stories. I heard the joys and concerns of my fellow pastors and representatives of our sister congregations. I shared my stories as well.
Driving home last Saturday I was struck with awe and appreciation for having the opportunity to come home to you. It’s an honor and privilege to share in this journey of faith with you. Together, we are a rainbow of love, justice, and welcome to a hurting world. Together we are The Church of the Palms. Thanks be to God!