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Congregational Care – Week of 8/14/2022

Do you have a Congregational Care item to share, or wish to speak to a minister? Contact CongCare@allsouls.ws to be in touch with Rev. Louise Green, point person for this mailbox.

We celebrate our new full-time Transitional Minister, the Rev. Bill Sinkford, who began on August 1, after one year as part-time Minister in Residence. Rev. Bill and Maria have just moved from Oregon and are residing nearby on 16th St NW. He is a former president of the UUA, and just retired from eleven years at First Unitarian Portland. A warm welcome, and good wishes for an excellent year in D.C. and at All Souls.

Kathy Ferger is pleased and proud to share that her son, Chipalo Street, is part of the primary contest to represent the 37th Legislative District in Washington State’s House of Rep. He and one other candidate will compete in the general election in November. Wishing Chipalo success in the election season!

Our thoughts are with All Souls long-distance member Tricia Dwyer-Morgan, who resides in Llano, Texas. Tricia is a former town librarian who is responding to the extensive banning of books in the community, and the resulting public conflict. We send Tricia courage and resilience as she resides in the inflamed situation.

We mourn the loss of long-time All Souls member Myles Johnson, who died on July 10 with wife Ruth, and daughters Kerry, Sara and Elizabeth at his side. Ruth and Myles met at All Souls and were married in 1964. Myles served on the Beckner Committee, was a social worker at the NASW, and a labor organizer. A Celebration of Life will be held on August 20, 2 pm, Ingleside at King Farm Rockville. A concert featuring the Capital Focus Jazz Band will follow at 3 pm. Donations may be made to Potomac River Jazz Club, www.prjc.org.

We also lament the death of Geraldine Hargrave, who passed on July 29, after some months of failing health. Geraldine had been a member of All Souls since 1975, mother of three sons and a daughter, with former husband Tom Hargrave. She served on the Beckner Committee, and the Canvass Committee, among other service at the church. Daughter Barbara Higgins of Portsmouth VA will be considering memorial options after cremation. Our thoughts are with the extended family, and all who mourn.

A Celebration of Life for Adenia Taylor will be held on Friday, October 7, at 1 pm, with Rev. Bill Sinkford officiating. Hold the date, and more details to follow, once the family has planned the event.

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