It’s fall, isn’t it? I know that’s a strange question to be asking, but I sometimes do wonder what season it is.
I’d like to say it is because I am so immersed in the church calendar, that the liturgical seasons are paramount. But that’s only partially true.
Growing up in northern Michigan, school started after Labor Day, right as the leaves started to change. September felt like fall. And since it was routine to have snow on Halloween, winter was always around the corner.
The year we moved to Georgia, it was October. And eighty degrees well into December. There were no weather cues to tell us that Christmas was only a couple of weeks away.
Fall brings us back inside. At least for those of us who have homes.
It brings out sweatshirts and coats. At least for those who have more than one.
The weather reminds us that our weekly coffee hour will move inside for now. It has been fun to gather in this new way this summer and fall and I hope we continue to do this in the future!
It also reminds us that there are those in our community that don’t have the gift of safety and stability that comes from housing, clothing, and regular food. Our Mission and Outreach Team is collecting once again for the Point in Time Count in January. Let us show gratitude, generosity, and faithfulness in this season.