Looking Back Over the Past Year

The peer ministers and I met in June to reflect on the past year and to dream about next year. We were amazed by all that had happened. Here’s what we came up with, in no particular order:

Brent House activities 2006-2007:

  • Evensong at Rockefeller (November)
  • U2charist (March)
  • Blessing of the Backpacks (September)
  • Sex and the Altar, round 2 (spring series)
  • Photos in the Maroon in fall and spring (Blessing of the Backpacks, Iftar and Easter)
  • Two labyrinths (fall and spring) on the Classics Quad
  • How to Speak Episcopalian (winter series)
  • Bible study (spring series)
  • Local parish visits: All Saints, Ascension, Cathedral, Church of Our Saviour, St. Paul and the Redeemer
  • Easter Vigil/Laura’s baptism
  • Province V retreat (spring)
  • Diocesan Convention (November)
  • Celebrate (in New Orleans) (December/January)
  • Monastery visit (winter)
  • Movie nights: Eddie Izzard, Vicar of Dibley, the Simpsons
  • Bishops Associates luncheon (spring)
  • Coffee Houses (with open mike) (fall)
  • Study evenings (all year)
  • Dinner & conversation nights – “How Intelligent is Intelligent Design?” with John Albright, “Ecumenical Journeys in Theology and Science” with Antje Jackelen, “Doing One Thing—Platonic Reflections on the Unity of the Soul” with Gabriel Richardson Lear
  • Weekly Stations of the Cross during Lent
  • Feast day parties: St. Nicholas, El Dia de los Muertos, St. Brigid, Bp. Brent, Mardi Gras, Epiphany/Three Kings, Super Bowl, Easter
  • Spring Open House
  • Wednesday Afternoon Teas and Knitting/Needlepoint (weekly)
  • Diocesan Ministry Fair (spring)
  • RSO Activities Fair (fall)
  • Bishop visits: William Persell, Benito Juarez Martinez (fall)
  • Apartment blessings (all year)
  • Care packages to first years during winter quarter
  • Casey, the Canine Minister
  • Interfaith Iftar (fall)
  • Sun. & Thurs. Eucharists (weekly)
  • FOOD (all the time . . . )
  • Peer Ministry Trainings (monthly)
  • Holy Week services
  • End of Year Recognition of Graduates and Brunch

No wonder things seemed so busy around here. We WERE busy! Many of these activities served to deepen and broaden our community, to use the physical resources of Brent House
more fully, and to strengthen the faith and discipleship of the members of the community.

We also did some dreaming and are very excited about what God has in store for us. Watch this space and the website for the news!

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