Well, the first day of classes of the Fall 2020 semester for UAB, BSC, and Samford is nearly in the books. My guess is that it was not exactly the first day that you had in mind. Between social distancing, masks, and hybrid or online classes, it is all pretty strange. I am hoping that you survived the momentary Zoom outage this morning and that classes went well.
Yesterday we gathered in person for worship for the first time since March 8th. We were outside, and the temperature wasn’t too bad. We did encounter mosquitos, and next week we will be better prepared to limit their annoying attendance. It was great to be with those of you that attended in person, and also wonderful to have the lively presence of those attending via Zoom. You can watch the sermon here.
Each university has its own return to campus plan and has a slightly different timetable for resuming activities. As we are able to return tp campus, we will let you know through email, our social media, and website.
If you need a break from school or work, starting tomorrow, August 24, I will be hanging out at Trinity Commons from 4-6 pm. The Zoom room will also be open if you want to drop in online. So, take a break, and come hang out a bit. And since it is still so hot outside, we will have an assortment of popsicles to help you cool off while you take a break.
Back in March, as everything closed a prayer from the Book of Common Prayer got passed around. It has been a helpful prayer for me, and I wrote about it here. While we are venturing out more, there is still a lot of uncertainty, and plans change quickly. So, I offer it to you.
This is another day, O Lord. I know not what it will bring forth, but make me ready, Lord, for whatever it may be. If I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And if I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly. Make these words more than words, and give me the Spirit of Jesus. Amen.
- Tuesday, 4-6 pm at Trinity Commons & Zoom
Take a break and drop by Trinity Commons, and cool off with a popsicle. Kelley will be hanging out from 4-6 pm, and ready to hear about your day. You can also join via Zoom.
- Sunday, 6 pm Worship at Trinity Commons & Zoom
Join us for Church Outside. Wear a mask and invite a friend. You can also join us via Zoom.