Sunday is my last worship service at Beach United and my heart is filled with gratitude.
I am grateful for sharing part of my life journey with the saints of Beach United. I joined you when you were newly formed and figuring out relationships. I leave you as a strongly bonded community.
I am grateful for all the ups and downs of our spiritual lives. God’s spirit is best found in the messiness of life.
I am grateful for baptisms and funerals, births and deaths. Sharing intimate moments in our lives is a humbling, sacred privilege.
I am grateful for food, coffee, and community. Whether we share communion, coffee before and after worship, lunch at the Interfaith Lunch Program, or snacks at various meetings, Christ’s spirit is alive when we break bread together.
I am grateful for growing and learning with you all. God calls us to stretch our angel wings, sing our alleluias, and tell our good news of love and justice wherever we go.
I am grateful.