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Family fun

Enjoy these images of our Thanksgiving feast and the annual “Count Day” at Serendipity Stitchers, wherein the hundreds of scarves and hats they knit are tallied and presented to CSK staff. This year Kay did a demonstration of the new reflective yarn that is knit into many of the hats. Clicking on any image will enlarge it.

An early Thanksgiving

Last night an amazing amalgam of humanity gathered under our roof to express our fears, build alliances of hope and to stand together in love. We enjoyed amazing music, and heard both uplifting words of encouragement and raw and painful stories of truth. We were not all of one political mind, and that, frankly, made the evening that much better. What we could agree on was the importance of respecting the dignity of every human being. That, for me, was the best way to start Thanksgiving. (Respecting the dignity of every human being also just happens to be something we promise to do every time we baptize someone.) Once again, it was greater Morristown at its best, and Redeemer at its best. That so many people could pull together so quickly to do something like this was amazing! Thank you to all who helped– Peg, Terri, Diann, Colleen, Becky, Joan, Maurice, Sandra, Jody, Dave, Anne Matlack and Harmonium, Mark Miller, and Susanna Cates and the Morris Area Clergy Council.

I opened my big fat mouth…

…and before I knew it, we were hosting the community-wide vigil to “Stand on the Side of Love.” It was originally going to be at St. Margaret’s– a fitting choice, given the extreme level of fear being experienced in the immigrant community at this time. But in the end, a scheduling conflict prevented the service from being held there, and we were the next logical choice. Of course I said yes! Read more