July/August 2020

Gaia is my shepherd, I shall not want
She makes me lie down in green meadows
She leads me beside still waters
She restores my soul
She leads me in the paths of righteousness
For the sake of all creation, all humankind, all creatures.

That’s part of my own adaptation of the 23rd psalm. I recite it as a prayer, a chant, or a meditation.

I will be here most of the summer. When not on vacation, I will be focused on preparing for the fall. I will also provide some behind-the-scenes support for summer worship leaders, and work with the Board as we continue to navigate our way through these strange, choppy waters. And I plan to join “USNF the Vote” postcard writing efforts.

Jessica will be first call for pastoral care emergencies during my vacation weeks, and Lisa or one of the members of the Presidents’ team will be able to reach me during the week I am away. Please, please reach out if you would like to speak with me. I look forward to continuing to connect with many of you, before summer services and on other occasions.

May you find moments this summer that restore your soul. May you find your own ways to walk the paths of righteousness, for the sake of what matters, and for love.

I am honored and blessed to be your minister.    Janets signature