Demolition is underway! Much mess, hidden timbers, and a surprising historical artifact (48 stars!).
A celebration of Holy Communion in the empty Highwood sanctuary as part of this week's vestry meeting -- the first act of corporate worship in this church building since 1965. The first of many, by God's grace. Thanks be to God.
We've officially moved into our new offices! We've been hard at work unpacking, settling in, and trying to finish up the last few details, but the space is starting to feel more like home. Click on the photos below for a closer look. If you'd like to arrange to see the space in person, [...]
The new office being painted by the professionals at Touchstone Painting Company (thanks, Jonathan!).
Our new office is starting to look like the real thing! Cabinets are in, floors are stained, painting comes soon.
My trips to Rwanda are mostly about people. Friends we have made over the years here in the Shyira Diocese and in Kigali, in the other intrepid pilgrims you meet along the way in airports and security lines, and especially our own families who have come to live here for a season, whatever time that [...]
It can be hard, sometimes, for those of us from more ‘flat’ organizational structures to understand how hierarchy functions in the church in many places. Its a good reminder, actually, that the church is not a democracy—was never intended to be, and that godly authority is important to healthy community and faithful gospel ministry. It [...]
On my journey over to Rwanda I stopped for a couple of days in the UK. I wanted to adjust to the time change, and also seek some contemplative space at Canterbury Cathedral. Its hard to put into words the impact that a building can have—-in a place that has drawn pilgrims for almost 1500 [...]
We are making progress on the renovations in the new office space! Here you can see the fireplace room, new floors, and the bathroom (tile) taking shape. The last photo is the lower level of the main building, which will be transformed into classrooms and fellowship space.