Notes from the Atrium


Posted By Micki Hill on September 10, 2014

​As we end our summer and enter these new days of autumn we get a glimpse of new beginnings.

As families prepare for the first days of a new year of school, I am reminded of the hope wrapped up in these beginnings. I love the photos parents are posting on Facebook, showing the scrubbed and smiling faces of their children off on new adventures, confident and nervous at the same time.

They are faces of hope. We hope that our children will be thrilled with their new school, their new class. We hope they will be encouraged and cared for by their new teacher and that they will be filled with new knowledge and gain new abilities. We hope that they will live into their potential. We hope that the new backpack and new shoes and the kiss and hug we give them as we send them off will tell them a little about this hope.

At All Souls it is our primary aim to educate hearts to hope. There is hope in a Risen Life. There is hope in learning together, working together and playing together.

We face challenges, fears, failures, regrets, death and new life together. We believe through faith that we are connected to one another, and we believe that together we can show forth God’s light and hope to the world.

As our children grow, we can be mindful of the hope that is growing within them, remembering that God has made us to be in relationship, with one another, and with God.

We can encourage this hope. Our formation programs will feed this hope.

Life offers us many opportunities to begin again. As we offer our prayers for good days that follow good days, let us begin each new day, offering our minds, our eyes, our hands and our feet in service to those whose day begins in hopelessness. Let us offer our hearts to God, believing that our hope can change a broken world.

I look forward to sharing the days ahead and am blessed to partner with you to share the Light and Life that is growing among us.This year will offer several opportunities that will allow your child to express the hope that is in them.

May the God of hope f ill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.(Romans 15:13)

To each new day,