This is my last “Greetings from Whittier Presbyterian Church” email. Many of you will have signed up for Greetings from Geoff Nelson, so you will continue to hear from me. But today, I take a moment of personal privilege to reflect upon these emails.
It has been a wonderful journey which began in Feb. 2000, nearly 13 years ago. These emails were part of a new chapter in ministry for Whittier Presbyterian Church. The audience grew slowly and these emails became one of the first signs that I had gifts that could not only benefit our parish, but extend beyond into the larger faith community.
Thank you to the members of Whittier Presbyterian Church, for their partnership in ministry for nearly 28 years, for their encouragement to try new things over the years, and for the love that has grown between us.
Thank you to others of you on this list, wherever you came from, be it conferences, Companions retreats, DASD, all my dreaming friends, my clergy colleagues. All of you in various ways, have contributed not only to the ‘success’ of these emails, but in the personal growth that has been a great, profound and career-changing experience for me over these past twelve years. I thank God that many of you have testified that these emails have been helpful to you in your faith journeys.
Farewell, and I pray we will meet at various times & places as we continue our journeys of faith together.