Blog Archive: November 2009

Pardon Our Dust

We’re gradually importing posts from our old website. Roughly ⅓ of the blog is here so far.

Monday, November 9

Mosaic Thanks

Many thanks to all who helped to make last week’s Mosaic service such a success, particularly the planning team - David Newheiser, Alda Balthrop-Lewis, Sylvia Clark, Barnaby Reidel, Jeff Fowler, Margaret Farris, and Laura Eberly - and all who attended!

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*Sightings* 11/9/09 - A New Ecumenism, by Greg Syler

Brent House alum and former board member, the Rev. Greg Syler, has written this piece for Sightings, semi-weekly essays on religion and the public life from the Martin Marty Center at the University of Chicago Divinity School:

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Thanks from the Alan-Salinas family

We are so grateful for the love and support we received upon the death of Casey, our canine ministers.  Casey was a faithful, loving member of our community (even if she did steal food from untended plates), providing unconditional affection to all who wished to receive it.  Her last day was spent as a dog should:  outside (at our Labyrinth), surrounded by people who loved her and fed her whatever she wanted.  Thanks to all who made this hard time very holy.

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Thanks to our House Managers

Ongoing thanks to our house managers, Mike and Yvana Mols and Lindsay Little, who faithfully keep the house clean and tidy, attend to drop-in and overnight guests, and are active members of our resident community.  In a time of major transitions in our ministry programs, resident life and infrastructure, they have been patient, forward-thinking and hard-working.  The chaplain is most grateful.

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Wednesday, November 18

Letter signing party

The dining room table at Brent House is piled high with evelopes and letters. Two people are seated their, intent on their work. A third person is walking by at the edge of the frame.

Thanks to all those who signed and folded and stuffed on Monday.  We had a great time!

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Tuesday, November 24

All Saints 2009 sermon by Maurice Charles

This is the sermon preached by the Rev. Maurice Charles on the Feast of All Saints 2009 at Brent House.  Maurice is a PhD candidate at the Div School and a former member of the Brent House board.

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