I've found that times of transition and stress often cause misinformation and rumors in congregations. I've heard a couple lately that I would like to dispel.
First of all, to paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of my imminent retirement are premature. To help the church in its long range planning, I've let the board know that I plan to retire in the next few years. Somehow that has been translated by some as I'm retiring at the end of this year. No way. Rev. Mary is leaving us at the end of… Continue