“Holding Future Plans Lightly in the Midst of Covid”

One of the things that was quickly learned as COVID-19 wrapped itself around the globe was that future plans need to be held lightly. Events like vacations or work travel or even sporting events are all subject (and likely) to change in a moment’s notice. One of my plans that changed because of COVID was my Renewal Leave.

We had been talking about this for many months, preparing the congregation for a three-month leave. We held meetings and took polls of the congregation, and ended up writing a detailed grant application that would help fund this time of leave. The theme that we had used for the Renewal Leave was “Rooted” – the thought being that this would be a time to reconnect with our roots within ourselves, within our community and with God. However, as the reality of COVID set in, it became clear that postponing this Renewal Leave for another year was necessary. So, now my leave is scheduled for summer 2022.


On the plus side, it means that we have more time to prepare for this time of renewal! Yay!

To that end, I am excited to announce plans to begin working towards this Renewal Leave with an Enneagram Seminar on Saturday, November 21, 2020 via Zoom. I have found the Enneagram to be a marvelously useful tool in learning more about myself over the past many years. But it is so rich and complex, helping me to understand my relationships, my leadership style, and even my spirituality. I am excited to be able to lead this seminar for you at CtK (and beyond!). If you’re interested in learning more about the Enneagram and beginning your own preparation for a time of Renewal, please let me know. A signup page for this seminar will be coming to our website soon, along with materials that you can read ahead of time.


Pastor Tim