(Written as the editor’s letter for the May 2022 GOL E-News. Read the full newsletter here.)
May [mey]: The month when everyone tries to fit in just one more event to celebrate the end of the school year.
We’re in the home stretch of the school year and for many of you that also means squeezing in special liturgies or events to mark the passing of time: fifth graders moving to middle school, seniors graduating from high school, extracurriculars wrapping up, Pentecost closing in…. this list goes on.
Then we enter the blessed season of summer when the vibrant sun and warmer weather allow for us to enjoy the outdoors and get some fresh air.
Summer also allows for many of you to take vacations and sabbaticals that are not only well deserved, but much needed.
As you plan your summer months ahead, I encourage you to include some of the opportunities listed below which are made available to members of Gathering of Leaders. Check out the Congregational Vitality Assessment tool, meet up with fellow GOLers at General Convention, or get ahead of the game by registering for an upcoming Gathering.
Whatever you choose, know that we’re here to support in ministry and connect you with peers. Have a blessed summer!
Executive Director, Gathering of Leaders