The miracle of spring never ceases to amaze me. No matter how many times I have seen it before, watching seemingly barren earth and dead trees come back to life fills me with wonder and hope.
Trying to turn this into a metaphor for the state of our congregation would be a pretty strained exercise. Most of our ministries have continued to flourish during the interim period. Still, after a lot of patient waiting and hard work, the arrival of our new ministers feels like the reward we have been hoping for. The schedule for candidating week is packed with events that promise to be engaging, uplifting, and fun; and I hope you will attend as many of them as possible. It is one of numerous ways in which we can express our gratitude to the ministerial search committee.