Went to Jeanne & Tom's (and Dennis's) church

Trip Start May 15, 2014
Trip End Jun 23, 2014

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

I was fortunate that on this Sunday, there was a special ceremony occurring. It was a day that the young adults (about 18 years old) were welcomed into the church, after a year long process during which they explore their beliefs....work with a mentor...and challenge themselves intellectually and spiritually.

The ceremony is named "coming of age". The process culminated in each young person writing his/her own Faith Statement. Several of the kids read their Faith statement to the congregation, and each of those were followed by the parents' emotional presentation. Most of the service was devoted to the important step forward that they are taking within their church.

The day was also very special to me as a visiting sister (my sister Jeanne and her husband Tom have been members of the church for many years... I believe nearly 30 years). My long-lost-friend Dennis Rankin (and his partner Wolfgang) are more recent additions to the congregation. But Dennis has become a major contributing member to the congregation.

so I was very happy and touched to be with them on such a happy day.
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