SEPTEMBER BLOG

I recently overheard a conversation between my brother-in-law, John, and his son, my nephew, J.P.  I have been sheltering with them and my sister, Ronda, this summer at Ronda’s and John’s house in Iowa City, Iowa.  The conversation I overhead concerned an unexpected problem John and J.P. had run into while working on a home construction project.  I have witnessed many such construction projects because John and J.P. are accomplished do-it-yourselfers, a characteristic I admire but have never possessed.  Whether it is replacing a shower, putting stone on the front of the house, repairing the deck or the plumbing, or replacing the flooring in their motor home, I have never seen them go very...
Terry Sims
Minister

SEPTEMBER BLOG

Normally a message at this time of year would be to welcome our Minister back, our returning members from their summer adventures and to celebrate the beginning of a new Church Year. It is, indeed, the beginning of a New Church Year, but one that is very different than any of us had imagined. I thought we would be celebrating a return to our beloved sanctuary and to the activities we all enjoy. I imagined we would be preparing special events to honor the Service of our retiring minister, Terry Sims, and beginning the process of separating and transitioning.  – all in person.   I am deeply sorry that the beginning of this Church Year will not be as we expected. There will be activities and...
Sherry Robinson
President