Summer is definitely here, and a somewhat “normal” summer at that. I – along with other Heritage staff members – will be taking time off for vacations, family business, summer camps, rest and reflection over the next several weeks. The pace of life around the church, both in person and virtually, will noticeably slow. But rest assured, when late August rolls around, there will once again be a lot going on at Heritage Church – more activity, in fact, than at any time since 2019. Remember those pre-COVID days?
Summer will also be a time of transition in the HUUC office. Our departing Church Administrator, Vali Dugan, is wrapping up her time on our staff this month. She will be helping welcome and orient our new Church Administrator, Martha Viehmann. Many of you will recognize Martha from her work with Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP), in which she has helped coordinate many events and programs at Heritage over the years. Welcome to our staff, Martha!
I want to thank those volunteers who have stepped up to bring in the mail, check the phone lines, even water the plants during this period when we have been short-staffed. It truly does “take a village.” Other volunteers continue to help us with worship services during our summer “slowdown,” when both Laci and I take some time off. Many thanks to those, and all our volunteers!
Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay cool.
I look forward to seeing you at the end of the month.