BACC reaches out to
proclaim the Gospel,
Reaches up to worship God
and Reaches in to nurture and
grow in faith and love.
Welcome Jerusha an Meesha
We are so happy to have Jerusha and Meesha with us. Our search committee worked diligently. We read lots of ministerial profiles. We talked with a lot of ministers over the course of two years and we believe that God led us to Jerusha. The congregation unanimously voted to call Jerusha as our Associate Minister.
We will have a service of installation for Jerusha on February 19 at the 11:00 worship service. We are delighted to welcome Jerusha's daughter, Meesha to our church as well. Meesha is 9 years old and in third grade at St. Michael's school. She is delightful and readily joined in with our youth group. She has attended Craig Springs camp and so she already knows some of our youth group members who shared a cabin with her at Craig Springs.
Thank you search committee! Every person on the committee gave generously of their time. They worked, prayed and sought to discern God's will. When it was tempting to get discouraged members of the committee reminded us of the holy work we were doing and helped us trust God's leading. Our deep appreciation goes to: Diane Clark and Joe Bancroft, who chaired the committee and to the members of the committee: Susan Baum, Shea Hollifield, Russ Johnson, Kendra Ver Beek, Polly and Doug White, Steve Craft, Doug and Sandy Collins, Pete and Allison Landergan.
You ask me, "How are you doing?" I suspect sometimes I look dumb-struck when I try to answer. That is not such an easy question to answer. Honestly, every day is a challenge. Standing in an aisle at the store and I hear a son say to his mother, "mom" and my loss washes over me. I see something and think,"I want to show Micah this" and then, "Oh, no." His absence from me is an ache, a pain that is indescribable. Struggle, suffering and grieving are part of life. Because we have known great love we also know loss.
My strength and comfort are contained from Paul's words to the church at Corinth: "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation." I believe. I believe in the new life Christ promises to us. You dear friends, warm my heart and offer healing hope. Because I know you pray on my behalf, because you hold my family in your prayers, because you intercede for me and all those who loved Micah. You are a gift from God. I am so thankful to be part of this beautiful church. Your cards, prayers, food, words of kindness and acts of love are healing.
Love and Shalom,