Well, Hello Everyone,
This is my first pastoral message as your minister.
As we’re just beginning the process of getting to know each other, and I am beginning the process of getting to know Houston, there is not a lot on which I can comment at the time.
My wife, Francine and my mother Jan and I moved from Florida in July. It was a rocky move, with our stuff finally arriving quite a bit later than had been expected. During the down time, we explored your fine city and did some work on our new home. When our stuff finally did arrive it was all about unpacking and trying to get our stuff to fit into our new home. In full confession, we still haven’t hung any of our art yet, but that pause is coming to an end soon. In addition to all that, we also went to a Red Sox game…(or maybe I should call it an Astros game?!?).
In August, I started my ministry. Ale, Patty and Jill and all the other volunteers and leaders are wonderful to work with and such a joy to be around. We had our first big event – the registration for the fall ESL courses – and that went off without a hitch.
As we settle in to what it means to live in Houston and more importantly, what it means to minister to all of you, you are also settling in to what it means to have me as your minister. There is a long journey in front of us, you and I, but I am getting a strong sense that we are prepared for it and that it will be mutually beneficial.
I am here for you, so please feel free to call, write or stop by as you see fit.
The longest journeys begin with the first step and I feel that this journey has started with a good, solid step in the right direction. I hope you feel the same and I am so happy to be on this journey with you.
Be well. Stay cool. Keep Smiling. Talk with you soon.