Wandering off

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I have to begin this entry with a confession: I mostly wasn’t at synod today. Caleb and I went off and did kid things: the Citadel, the Marine Museum, tall ships etc.  It was much fun, even with the rain that began a little after noon.  However, we were replete with staff today with the welcome presence of Bob, Dave, Penelope, Peter, LA, and Barb for much of the day.  My hope is that we’ll get a group photo (minus Dave, who left late this afternoon) tomorrow morning.

Thanks are due to Steve Schuh for preparing a half-page handout, complete with spiffy “all the sacraments for all the baptized” logo, for members in preparation for the sex talk that begins tomorrow morning.  Through the wonders of technology, Steve made up the sheet in Vancouver, emailed it to the FedEx shop in Halifax where it was printed, and Peter and I drove the wrong way up a one-way street to pick it up.  It was very exciting.

The evening session opened with two presentations, both really informative and beautifully put together.  The first was from the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, for which Susan Rumsey is undertaking “Le Tour de PWRDF,” during which she will ride her bike 1300 km from Halifax to St. Anne de Bellevue to raise funds and awareness.  If you wish to donate online, it can be done at www.pwrdf.org/our-work/le-tour.  Judy Steers followed with a presentation on Youth Initiatives, through which a remarkable array of programmes is being both launched and sustained, all with a 1/4 time staff position.  The evening closed with a gorgeous jazz vespers.

Here are the photos promised yesterday:

One of the two tastefully decorated display tables

One of the two tastefully decorated display tables

The other tastefully decorated table

The other tastefully decorated table

More tomorrow when there’s something to report.  I might even take a stab at some live blogging.  Sleep well, folks.

Written by Patti

June 5th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Posted in General Synod