WITH GRACIOUS APPRECIATION….
There were so many events around the departure of Felicia as our priest at St. Brigit and they were coordinated by the Transition Team of Nancy Trubee, Annie Heney and Laura Lewis. Thank you, thank you for your thoughtfulness, coordination and heartfelt gifts to Felicia in remembrance of her time with us.
The Children’s Tea Party was a wonderful success. The Transition Team along with many parents, the Florins, McQuaries, Potters, Thoming’s, Flutcher’s, Heney’s, and Nancy Trubee along with Laura Lewis put together a beautiful and fun Tea Party for the children. The little girls in their pretty dresses and the young boys in their best attire were treated to a variety of tea served in very decorative tea pots. There were tea sandwiches made from sunbutter and jam, cookies, small cupcakes, fruit and small bites of brownies..a veritable feast for both the tummy and the eyes! Everyone was on their best behavior and used real tea cups for their drinks. Felicia and the children had a great time together as she explained her leaving and gave each child a gift.
A Big thank you to the Bishop’s Committee Community for their participation in the last BCC meeting with snacks, sparking cider, a farewell gift of remembrance to Felicia and a picture session facilitated by Susan Kirmaier.
And last but not least, what a great pot luck that the Transition Team put together with the help of the congregation. Hospitality is one of our core values and it was in full bloom on Felicia’s last day with us. The blanket and the recipe book were thoughtful ways to send Felicia on her way into the life for which God is calling her.
Eileen Bisgard, Parish Administrator, and myself are compiling the various policies and procedures regarding the Mission of St. Brigit….it is necessary that we have all the various policies in one place particularly when we have an interim priest or a full time priest who will need this information in their orientation to St. Brigit. When this is finished, it will be available for anyone to look at it and let us know if we are missing a policy or procedure.