"Examples of those coming to St. Peter's: Bhutanese (speaking Nepali), Karen (from Burma/Myanmar), and multi-ethnic families (young families or couples; one spouse usually caucasian and one not).
Other cultures present and easily apparent:…"
I actually posted on the forums in more detail (stories of emergence), but in sum I fell in love with liturgy. The St. Michael's community is very inclusive but doctrinally sound, all the while being open to new ideas and interpretations. I think it was the sense of belonging to a religious community that I'd never truly experienced before. I had always gone to churches with huge numbers of people where the pastor could never remember your name. It was a breath of fresh air to have clergy have a sincere interest in your faith (and remember your name).
St. Michael's is a great church. The Dean and Canon are spectacular preachers and dynamic leaders. I've only been going since last Christmas, as I was raised Evangelical christian. Was Rich Demarest the dean when you attended?
Right now my world is full of social media work for the day job, and getting ready to move into a little rental house in downtown Bothell. (This weekend. Yikes.) Churchwise I'm developing a communications strategy for Redeemer and -- as John mentioned -- working on gamer outreach. There are a lot of fun ideas around that. What's going on in your world?
Thanks for the note. Actually, I think we're booked in with the Japanese Baptist Church down the street from here. They signed up soon after I talked to you. Thanks for remembering us though. I still think we should make a connection. We're right down the road, and we work with a lot of clients in your neighborhood.