Terry Noble reminded us last Sunday that living in community is an indispensable part of Christian formation. I think we are lucky that it is also one of the most fun parts of attending church, St. Andrew’s in particular. This was especially true for me this weekend, thanks to the thoughtfulness, effort, and generosity of our congregation. Dana Glessner and Christiane Wisehart organized and put on a truly lovely baby shower in the Memorial Garden, where many of our friends, from St. Andrew’s and beyond, came and helped us celebrate the quickly-approaching arrival of our baby. The food and flowers were fabulous and even though we got a little (rain) shower at our shower, our spirits weren’t dampened. The gifts were all too cute to be believed. We were both moved by the collective wisdom of our community in the book of parenting essence. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our stroller, once it and the baby arrive, I imagine you will see John and I and the little one walking back and forth on Seminary Street with it pretty frequently. Everyone was so generous that the extra stroller money will go into a 529 Savings Plan for the baby’s future college tuition. We are so grateful for the love and support of our St. Andrew’s community; thank you for celebrating with us!
With gratitude and affection,
John, Kate, and Baby Berry