Exciting news -- someone donated to the farm 20 Tanglewood shed tickets and money for dinner for 20 people. Thus, I'm getting to go tonight to see the Boston Pops with John Williams conducting and Josh Groban singing!! I'll let you know how it is, though I can't imagine it being anything but incredible.
Links I just added: I've been thinking a lot about the similarities and differences between the Church of the Brethren (the denomination that has my heart) and United Church of Christ (the denomination that has my presence at the moment). Thus, I included the links to both and would love to hear your feedback. Also on the sidebar is a link to Gould farm's website and a link to the Massachusetts Government website that has some varied information about MA.
The church I'm going to here in Monterey is incredible -- the pastor is a young woman who is scholarly, prophetic, and sensitive; the congregation is a small one but a vital one; the services include much silence, singing, and a time for the congregation to talk about personal reflections based on the pastor's sermon. It will be a fun church to learn from and be a part of for a while. (Plus, they have a piano that I can use to practice on...)
Today I will be doing one of the more tangible parts of my job here at the farm -- I'm driving guests back and forth to Great Barrington, a town about 20 minutes away.
On that note, I will leave you to your jobs and your play...
Cheers to you, new year
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