Community – It is sacred. It is Holy. It is real. I was moved by those words that Karin Heller shared while describing her experience of this beloved community, New Garden Friends Meeting. As I begin my fourth week serving as your Interim, I too am giving thanks for the welcome and care you all have extended to me as I find my way among you.

Please know that if you have pastoral concerns or wonderings – I am available to visit with you. We can meet in a Covid-responsible manner in person or through zoom or telephone. You can contact me by calling or texting 336.338.1986 or email me at [email protected]. I am keeping to Margaret’s general work schedule of working alternative days at the meetinghouse and at home with Fridays serving as my Sabbath.

This Sunday is our “Lightly Programmed” Meeting for Worship and I look forward to sharing that extended time of waiting worship with you. On September 12 and 19, I will be bringing the prepared message and on September 26 we will hear from Miles Foy.

With gratitude, Deborah Suess