It’s hard to believe my time as Intern Minister at Pacific Unitarian Church is coming to an end this week. My partner and I will be moving to San Antonio, TX where I will continue my path towards ordained ministry with a few more classes and another hospital chaplain internship. I hope to send an invitation to PUC to join in my ordination celebration in 2-3 years as you’ve all been crucial in my formation process.
All of you have changed my life and helped to shape who I am and who I am becoming as a minister. Your willingness to wholly embrace me by letting me into the vulnerable parts of both your congregational and individual lives has touched me deeply and made me feel both honored and inspired. We’ve laughed, cried, struggled, and played together and I will hold you always in my heart.
My final words to you are the closing words I for last Sunday’s service:
Hold on to what is good good
even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe
even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do
even if it is a long way from here
Hold on to my hand
even when I have gone away from you
- Nancy Wood
In Faith and Love,