• As I write this to you, our home is without power or water, and Trip and I are bundled up in coats and gloves, trying our best to keep warm under a pile of my grandmother’s hand-knitted afghans (thank heavens her favorite yarn was wool!). Perhaps some of you are dealing with the same kinds of challenges, so you understand our new appreciation for heat, light, water, and hot meals. Sometimes it’s easy to take simple things for granted, isn’t it?


  • It is with a grateful heart (and some reluctance) that I have decided to retire from AHUMC Weekday School at the end of this school year. After 35 years of enjoying these precious children, it is with some regret, mixed emotions yet anticipation, that I am choosing to leave this sweet school. I do look forward to enjoying time traveling, volunteering and just “being!”


  • Hello and welcome to 2021. As I write this the sun is shining through the garden window - a blessing on this chilly morning. The 2021 Board of Stewards met on Saturday the 23rd for our annual orientation retreat and again for our first regular BOS meeting of the year on Thursday the 28th. We welcomed Dan St. Romain, Scott Boynton and David Kinder to the Board.


  • As we finish out this unbelievable year, I reflect on the fact that even though this year was filled with monumentally difficult challenges, it was also filled with great blessings. Personally, Chip and I are blessed that our youngest daughter, Shelby, has graduated college, and our oldest daughter, CJ, is having a baby in January.