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October 1st and 2nd were a wonderful opportunity for Redeemer to do one of the things it does best– offer hospitality to the community. From the throngs of people who flooded through our doors to hear authors speak on a variety of topics from transgender issues to voting rights at the 3rd Annual Morristown Festival of Books to our 27th Annual Blessing of the Animals, where we blessed innumerable dogs, cats and turtles (but no slithering reptiles this year!), Redeemer welcomed the community with its customary grace and hospitality!
Did you ever go to a “mixer” in high school or college? You know– one of those dances where there were activities designed for people to get to know each other? What we did at Homecoming Weekend bore no resemblance to those, as near as I can tell! But it WAS a mixer! It mixed folks from every part of Redeemer and every part of the community together, and in a delightful, low-stress, way. From the first folks to come by who were in town to attend a Kenny Rogers show at the Mayo Performing Arts Center Friday night to the last folks to leave on Sunday–some very gracious CSK guests who spontaneously offered to help clean up–we truly mixed things up in Redeemer style, and had a great time doing it!
Yesterday I was busy in my office most of the morning and hadn’t had a moment to poke my head out of my door until I was headed out for a lunch appointment. As I did, Sandra stopped me. She knew she wouldn’t see me again before she left for the day, and she needed to tell me something important. My luncheon guest was waiting in the hall, so there wasn’t a lot of time, and there really wasn’t any way to prepare me for what she was about to say. “I need you to know something. Marla died.” Read more