The buses are back.
More than once in my life, I have lived across the street from an elementary school. And long before I had kids, I appreciated that proximity. There’s bustle and sweet high voices and the familiar rhythm of yellow school buses arriving and departing on their predictable schedule. I find it simultaneously energizing and soothing. These days, I also appreciate that my childrens’ commute to school is approximately 17 seconds. But that’s just a bonus.
The regular program year has returned to South Church, too, with its traditional bustle and familiar rhythms. Last Sunday, Water Ingathering. This Sunday (9/18), we’ll have two services at 9 and 11 for the first time since May. And we’ll hold our sixth annual Bring-Your-Weight-in-Food Drive, which is always a whirlwind of people and food. We launch our year with service to the larger community, which always feels good.
There’s a lot going on, so please do check out the Fall Brochure and the updates in the Order of Service.
If you’re not sure where to start, mark your calendar for the “For the Birds” concert planned for October 15th. It’ll be chock full of bird-themed music, poetry, and story put together by Kimberly Cloutier-Green and a host of other good people. And it’ll be a nice way to connect with other folks from South Church and beyond as the weather starts to get brisk.
Or stop by the Small Group Ministry table in the parish hall, and learn more about joining a group. They’re another wonderful way to meet interesting new people and deepen your experience of South Church.
If you have children, don’t forget to register of R.E.!
There’s so much in store, a fresh set of new experiences of worship, fellowship and learning. It’s a joy to be with you as we settle into the new year.