Pastor Mary Sue will be taking a well-deserved sabbatical that begins July 5th, 2023 and ends October 5th, 2023. We pray that this time away will be one of rest and renewal for our beloved Pastor.
In case you might be thinking, “What are we going to do without Pastor Mary Sue?”, rest assured, because the Sabbatical planning committee has been hard at work putting together an exciting lineup of guest pastors and activities to take place during Pastor Mary Sue’s absence. For the month of July, we’ll embark on a new series called “Strengthening the Soul”, which has been designed to provide opportunities for spiritual and physical renewal. The series will include guest pastors, healing touch sessions, a sound healing session, a contemplative worship experience plus an all-church weaving project. Sermons on Self-Care, Caring for our Mental Health, Racial Justice and Creativity will also be part of the series. A schedule of offerings by week can be found here.
For August and September, we will warmly welcome the leadership of Stephen Colón as our Sabbatical Coverage Minister. Stephen is currently a Member-in-Discernment at Kensington Community Church and the current Sabbatical Coverage Minister at The Table UCC in La Mesa.
More information on the Sabbatical activities will be available in our weekly e-news. Stay tuned and don’t miss out!
Special note: If pastoral care needs arise during Pastor Mary Sue’s sabbatical, please contact the church office. We have a team of caring clergy and others available to address pastoral care needs, should the need arise.