Happy Monday, September 28, 2020
This week’s message from Dr. Deborah
Happy Monday! I love looking out my window on Happy Monday and seeing the blue sky and bright sun. The briskness of this morning, however, reminds me that summer is behind us and we’re into autumn, an obvious change giving us the opportunity to turn to nature once again to feel the rhythm of life.
In tandem with that, my daughter turned 40 last week. I just can’t understand how “I” could possibly be the mother of a daughter that age! (Laugh out loud!) And of course all this speaks to the march of time.
The secretary of our Board of Trustees, Barb Duffy, took on a herculean task on all of our behalves. She decided it would be a gift to our centre to take all of our electronic board meeting minutes and to go through each and every one of them and post them into a Dropbox account so that they would be preserved and accessible on “the cloud” in perpetuity. Trust me, this was no small feat. Our Centre started to have electronic minutes in 2006. Prior to that, they were all hard copy. Barb also compiled a 16-page document of the highlights of those 2006-and-later minutes.
In addition to having these safely archived in Dropbox, our website designer extraordinaire, Annie Zed, asked me if I’d go through these highlights, as well as to go back in my own memory and help her create a History page for our website, so that we can share this information with everyone. I loved that idea. It’s especially precious to me right now as I’m wrapping my head around the idea that we’re about to celebrate the 27th anniversary of our first Sunday service, which was October 17, 1993.
I’d love to invite any of you (especially those of you who’ve been involved in our Centre for a while) to send me any memories you might have of CSLK’s past. I love the thought of compiling these into a document of some kind. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are blessed to be a Centre of this kind of longevity, especially with the founding ministers still actively involved. We are definitely and without question an exception to what’s typical! As always, I’m grateful to each of you for being a part of it, whether it’s from the early days, or more recent and all the way into our future that is yet to be!
Love and many blessings,
PS: If you missed yesterday’s Soul Food Sunday talk titled “Opportunity or Obstacle?” with Rev. Barbara Samuel and Neal Klassen, you can watch it here on YouTube.
“I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. I have respect for the past, but I’m a person of the moment. I’m here, and I do my best to be completely centred at the place I’m at, then I go forward to the next place.”
— Maya Angelou
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