The past three days have been a whirlwind. Since we last met on Tuesday night everything changed and then changed again. I met with the leadership folks on Wednesday night and again last night. I want you to know that I hear you and I feel you.
One of the gifts this ministry strives to provide is stability. You all are in this particularly tumultuous time in life (even without a global pandemic). We work hard to be a community, a place, and a meal that you can count on. But this week everything changed.
I hear and share your frustration and sadness. I feel for those of you who are a plane-ride away from home and have had to discern whether to stay or go. I feel for seniors who were told Wednesday that your time at CU had suddenly come to a close. With you I mourn the sudden loss of the community we have building together this semester. This sucks. That said we are going to keep doing what we do, just in a different way.
This week CU and both our Lutheran and Episcopal bishops have asked us to suspend in person meetings. We are going to do that with the hope that by doing our small part we might be a part of God’s work of protecting the vulnerable in this time of crisis. Here’s what you can expect in the coming weeks:
- There will be no in person meetings through at least April 1. That means B+B won’t meet at St. Aidan’s this Tuesday. Not Really a Bible Study and El Camino won’t meet in person either. But…we’re Zoomin’!
- That’s right. We’ll have B+B Zoom this Tuesday night at 6pm. We’ll share “Good news, Bad news” and generally check in and see how y’all are doing. Here’s the link.
- Not Really a Bible Study will meet on Sunday night at 6pm via Zoom. Bring your tangential religious/bible questions or issues from the comfort of your own home. Here’s the link.
- St. Aidan’s (along with all local Episcopal and Lutheran churches) have suspended public worship. There will be a live stream on their facebook page. For more on how St. Aidan’s is responding, click here.
- Mother Mary Kate, Megan, and I are still here for you. I’ve been trying to check in with as many of you all as I can, but know that if you need to talk or just want to talk or have something you need help with we’re here.
Our journeys have taken an unexpected turn, but know that no matter where our paths lead God goes with us. With that promise in hand let’s support one another, protect the vulnerable, and wash our hands.