Pastor’s Perch

Another interesting and busy week! I suppose the culmination last week was the painting of the sanctuary, finally. I am very pleased with the work of CertaPro and need to offer a special thanks for the recommendation that Mark Brogan made to use them.

Last week was a week of comings and goings. On the comings side, I had breakfast with Rev. Carolyn Cavaness, who is the pastor of Bethel AME Church in Ardmore. I had wanted to get together and catch up with her as she is one of those working on food insecurity issues in Lower Merion. Turns out that we share many of the same ministry viewpoints and community concerns. We look forward to bringing our two communities closer in our work and ministry.

On the goings side, my dear friend Adam Kessler who was the director at the Jewish Community Relations Council in Philadelphia, announced that he was stepping down. Adam has been a pillar of the interfaith movement in Philadelphia and has been an advocate not just for the Jewish community but for all. On Tuesday, we honored him with a luncheon. We will miss his leadership at JCRC and at the Religious Leaders Council, but we look forward to working with him on whatever he chooses to do in the near future.

One of the greatest joys I have in meeting so many wonderful people, committed to caring for people in the Delaware Valley.

Some other interesting events of the week. Along with a newly painted sanctuary, we have some new furniture in the community room as well as new bibles in the pews. Just sprucing up the joint as we get ready for Easter. Oh, yeah, Easter. Make sure you check out the events of Holy Week and get them on your calendar!

See you Sunday!