Joyful Day

This photo comes close to capturing my joy at Chris and Claire’s wedding this summer… and the exuberance with which I’ve begun a three month sabbatical. I’ve just returned from a pilgrimage to Iona and two other British centres and will be reflecting here on emergent thoughts about our unique yet connected ministry at Five Oaks (

By the way, I just reviewed the 1977 General Council Task Force Report, to which I refered in my last post. While I remembered the gist of our report’s poetry our exact words were:

“In order to love each other, We have to love the garden; In order to love the garden, we have to love each other.”