So there's a Hymn Sing at Grace this Sunday. I'm hoping you know that already. And yes, it's also a pot-luck. Or, as we've been saying, it's a "covered dish
supper." Such an old idea-and a nice
one, I think. Eating comfort food and
singing songs. The plan for the evening
is simple enough. We'll gather at 5
pm, chat around just a bit, eat-and then
fill up the Sanctuary with our bodies and our voices. Ann Strickland and many of our regular
musicians and singers will help carry us along as we sing old favorites and
even try a new one or two. Ann will also
be teaching our kids a new song, which they will then teach us. Somewhere in there we'll also manage dessert.
And we want this to be enormously kid and family
friendly. In fact, that's my big
hope-that a variety of generations will sing and enjoy an evening of Grace. The kids can sing, or work on a craft, or
both. There will be something for all of
us. I'll also selfishly (and honestly)
admit that I hope lots of us will be there because I want just a few minutes to
share a bit of news and inspiration about our life together. It's something I'd rather say "live" than in
an email or newsletter.
So come. Make
plans. Or decide at the last
minute. We make good company, and good
food-and good music. Bring yourself,
your kids, your parents, your voice, an instrument even. It's good for us to be together. Really.
And, well, one more note:
I'm making plans to send a simple, weekly email highlighting, reminding,
inspiring. Or just letting you know
what's on my mind from week to week. If
I do this right, you'll see something from me pop into your inbox each (or
most) Tuesdays. Sometimes
Wednesdays. It might be something
newsworthy, or thoughtful. Even both. Or just something on my mind and heart as I
think about the life we share as a community.
It's something I'd like to do to stay in touch. I hope it helps us do just that.