I’ve not been writing lately. It seems that the cold/sinus/allergy plague has taken over. Yuck. Energy is low for much beyond the necessary. In spite of it all, I have been delighted by the energy and spirit of the congregation in these fall days. Fall is indeed the time when many who are without a church are looking for a church home and church members are returning after summer Sundays away. We have welcomed some wonderful folks this fall and I pray that each experiences God’s Spirit in the life and ministry of the congregation. This fall we are beginning a new spiritual nurture group called Soul Care which will meet twice a month. One of the challenges in a small congregation is to develop a range of different ministries without over-stretching the core of the congregation.