Only a few short months ago, That All May Freely Serve was making plans to end our ministry and find some appropriate ways to pass on our legacy.
Then, we got a note.
Our friend Ray Bagnuolo was feeling the deep tug of the Spirit to begin a ministry of healing and witness with the Presbyterian Church as together we seek to live in to a new constitutional era of welcome and inclusion.
Where fear remains, there needs to be reconciliation;
Where hope springs up there needs to be nurture.
Ray wondered whether there might be a place for him to begin such a ministry within That All May Freely Serve.
“Yes,” we said.
We do not yet know how all of these things will unfold.
We do know that Ray envisions a ministry that is grassroots, simple, and integrated fully with the tapestry of our movement for fairness and full equality in the church.
We’re planning a Service of Remembering, Rejoicing and Renewal on June 10 to be held in Rochester to honor this transition.
And we’ll keep you posted as we go.
God continues to work and move among us.
May we listen well.
That All May Freely Serve