November 24, 2020
Dear Church Family,
I am writing to let you know that I will be taking a leave of absence from the church from Thursday, November 26th until Thursday, January 14th. I have requested this for personal reasons. I am very thankful for the gracious support of the church leadership in granting it.
I would not have considered taking time off during Advent and Christmas in an ordinary year, but we are approaching the season differently because of the pandemic. Annemieke McLane and Becky Bailey have been working already to design beautiful online services, and we have strong lay leadership for our Zoom gatherings and all aspects of our ministry. The church is in excellent hands, so I can take the leave I need without concern.
If you have any questions or needs, please be in touch with Deacon Becky Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-765-2647.
I look forward to my return. I will miss you.
Grace and peace,