Monday, June 30, 2008

Dear Urban Abbey,

I would like to add a word of thanks to all who helped make our Fifth Anniversary celebration a big success. Kathie Panfil and Marlee Norton did a great job organizing the community discussion and we experienced an outpouring of creative ideas thanks to Kathie’s skillful guidance of our conversation. Thanks, also, to Pat Loudis for organizing a wonderful meal of soups, breads, fruit and all sorts of goodies. Thanks, in addition, to all who contributed food and who pitched in to help set up the tables and the food and to clean up afterwards.

A special thank you to Marlee Norton, our celebrant, to Ron Crocker for assisting in the Eucharist, to our readers Anne Omelianowich and Patrick McCabe, and to Marcia Towne Devens for guiding us musically throughout the evening and playing the piano during our rousing final hymn. And thanks to all who attended and participated, making the evening such a huge success.

Please respond to Kathie’s request for corrections, additions or any other ideas you’ve had since our meeting. If you were not able to attend the meeting and would like to add your ideas to the list below, please feel free to do that as well. The leadership team will take all your input and use it to help us discern where the Abbey is being called next.

Our next community meeting is likely to be in September. Watch for an announcement of a specific date and place as these plans are firmed up over the next few weeks.

Raima Larter

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