Dear Christ Church,
“You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving”
–Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, early 20th c.
Generosity is at the heart of God and therefore his Church. Quick tangent… do y’all know how much I love John Stott? He’s AMAZING! To help us learn and grow together as disciples, I invite you to join the whole community of Christ Church as we read ten devotionals, delivered to your inbox over the course of three weeks. Each Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday you will receive a short text of scripture with a reflection by this hero of mine, the Rev. Dr. John Stott, one of the most influential church leaders of the past century.
Many of you have recently asked “when will Christ Church have an online method of giving?” I am glad to tell you, “it’s here!” Well, almost. Beginning February 18 you will be able to make one-time donations or schedule your recurring contributions through our website and/or an app on your mobile device. It’s super easy and a great way to support our desire to be a generous and generative people.
Speaking of generosity, and Amy Carmichael’s insight that “ . . . you cannot love without giving,” Meghan Scully has loved Christ Church with sacrificial generosity for the past six years in various critical roles of service, most recently in a staff capacity as my Assistant. She has decided it’s time for her to turn extra attention to her family for the next season of life. I love the prayerful way she puts it, “I’ve been hearing the Lord’s beckon.”
Meghan has served as my Assistant since the summer of 2015. Prior to that she served on Vestry for three years, two of those as Senior Warden. During her critical tenure as Senior Warden, Meghan led the Vestry through my Sabbatical, Christ Church’s Property Search, and negotiations to purchase 112 Medina St. From 2012 to 2015 she also served as a founding member and Treasurer of our Mission Team. Meghan is the consummate professional, with the unusual combination of leadership skills, a service orientation, and pastoral instincts. Since her staff role is so linked to my own work as Rector, I would like to express a word of personal gratitude for the many seen and unseen, above-and-beyond moments of service. I am a better Rector because of Meghan’s time on staff.
The whole staff team and I will miss her greatly, while also extending our joy and support as Meghan follows her Father’s invitation. She will remain on staff for another 2-3 months, during which time the prayerful search for her successor will be conducted. Please see the job announcement here.