Thursday, November 16, 2006

No more waiting...exhaling now...

Well a lot has been going on. This has been a very busy week. I’m technically supposed to be reading Augustine, so I’ve got to make this quick.

But I have to tell you that I’m transferring my internship from All Saints to St. Barnabas, a much smaller parish also in Pasadena. I feel that I’ll gain valuable experience from being at a tiny (1 priest, less than 50 people) parish which is more diverse racially and socio-economically and also is primarily older folks. Since most Epis churches in the US seem to be small and elderly, it will be useful to have experience there.

Plus I’m really looking forward to working with the rector, who is very centered. I need that right now. He told me the internship is “all about my formation,” which sounds pretty great to me. Since he’s the whole staff, I’ll be able to get a hand in most everything that happens to run a little church. And I’ll definitely have more opportunity to counsel, preach, work on the worship services, and so on.

My experience at All Saints has been valuable but the overall culture was not a great fit for me. I will be happier at a slower pace, at least at this time in my life. It feels good. So did yoga today. Ahhhhhhhhhh.

4 comments:

Edette said...

WooooooooooHoooooooooooooo! Welcome, welcome! So excited to have you!

Marshall said...

Clearly stressed - you posted this twice!

Blessings on the new internship site.

The Feminarian said...

Actually, I think beta blogger posted it twice. Thanks for pointing it out.

Hugo said...

I have visited St. Barnabas a few times, just around the corner from me. I can often be found in the Starbucks on Fair Oaks and Orange Grove... enjoy.

And as one who hasn't been to a Sunday morning service at ASC in all of 2006, I share many of your frustrations with it... I work with my high schoolers and that's it.