Kathy Is On Sabbatical
Kathy, along with the staff and church leadership, has spent much time over the past several months planning for the time that Kathy will be away so that all bases will be covered at Rock Spring. Kathy’s last Sunday before her sabbatical is Sunday, May 14. She will return to Rock Spring on Sunday, August 20. Here are some details:
Communication with Kathy
The Council and Personnel Board have encouraged Kathy to really unplug while she is away. She will not be reading her Rock Spring email account while she is gone, nor will she review messages that were sent during her time away upon her return. Kathy will not be using her cell phone while she is gone (and thus will not receive text messages) and will not be reacting to posts or corresponding through Facebook. Laura will have an email address and phone number for Kathy and will be able to contact her, if needed. Kathy will be alerted to any death or serious illness within the congregation.
There will be a box with the title “Messages for Kathy” that will be in the Saegmuller Room. Please leave messages for Kathy (either passing thoughts or meaningful experiences) you would like to share with her. She will read these notes on her return as a way to catch up on what she has missed.
A team composed of lay members and clergy have been asked to assist with pastoral care and visitation. Laura will reach out to this team of people, as needed.
We have planned a sermon series called “Other Voices” (see story in the May Rock Spring News) that will take place throughout the summer and offer the congregation an opportunity to hear a variety of voices from the pulpit.