July 3, 2020
Greetings Beloved Community,
We write to you recognizing the strength and resilience of this community. You are showing up again and again as familiar patterns of “being church” fall away and new, creative patterns emerge. Our faith community is well equipped to hold both the deep grief we are feeling and the energizing creativity and possibility that is emerging. We know God is with us here. Thank you for continuing this journey with us and with one another.
So this?coming Sunday, as we begin our Seabeck Week, we recognize the name itself captures so much of what we have lost in this time of corona virus, as well as those connections that we hold on to and build on, no matter what this time throws at us. No, we will not be able to actually gather at the Seabeck Conference Center. We will not see one another in person and experience the great get away and get together that Seabeck has been for so many of us. There is grief in that and we hold that grief with you.
Nevertheless, our Seabeck Family Camp is still happening. The Seabeck Committee has been working hard to capture, preserve and even celebrate the Spirit of Seabeck.
We are linking you to the Seabeck Schedule, and inviting you to join us for a week of connection, personal growth, and community. Please register and participate if you can. You do not want to miss the talent show, the youth and children programming, the sessions on Reconciliation Ecology with David Roon, and all of the new ways we are being invited to be together.
And as always, please reach out to any of the pastors if you have questions or would like support.
Amy Roon, Catherine Foote, Todd Smiedendorf