Pastor Julie’s Parental Leave Begins: On October 1, Pastor Julie Bringman and Silas Kulkarni welcomed new baby, Katesh, into their family (pronounced kuh-TESH). His full name is Venkatesh Samuel Bringman-Kulkarni, drawing from Silas's father's name and the Biblical Samuel who grew up serving God, but that's a lot for a little guy. So for the foreseeable future they plan to call him Katesh. The growing family is tired, but healthy and well and thrilled to be discovering life together.
Pastor Julie is now on parental leave, focusing on her new family; she won’t be responding to email or phone messages, or even worshiping at Hope until December 18. The growing family welcomes your prayers - and upon Pastor’s return in December, will likely welcome meals as well. In the meantime, contact Pastor Ray Ranker with any pastoral care needs and Beth Cooler with any scheduling or administrative questions. And keep coming on Sundays to meet the different pastors who will preach and preside at worship throughout the fall. You may contact Council President, Mary, or any member of the Parental Leave Planning Team: Paulette, Liz, and Jeff with questions.