Tag Archive: community

MY RETURN TO WESTFORD

  As many of you know, getting my visa for my upcoming GMI placement in Greece has not been easy. What we initially thought was going to be a quick six weeks back… Continue reading

CREATIVE COWORKING

  What happens when a church congregation decides to open its doors to the wider community, to truly share their space with the movers and shakers from the outside world? What could happen… Continue reading

CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY

  My time with Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dallas, Texas has been a whirlwind so far. Their congregation has connections to dozens of community organizations and collaborates with them regularly.… Continue reading

IT’S OFFICIAL

  Welp, it’s official – my tickets have been purchased and I will be leaving Budapest, Hungary, my home for the last two years, on September 30th, just two days after turning 25.… Continue reading

FOREIGNERS IN THEIR MIDST

  So much has changed since my last trip to Katerini in February. PERICHORESIS, the church-affiliated non-profit that I will be working with here, now has three separate programs all running simultaneously with… Continue reading

THEY HELD ME CLOSE

  Today I said goodbye to my community at Kalunba for the next two weeks as I journey to Katerini, Greece for job training and so much more. As I said farewell to… Continue reading

YOUNG MEN OF MILITARY AGE

When I first moved to Hungary I was often asked by well-meaning friends and family if I felt safe. What they usually meant by this was “I’ve watched the news and all those… Continue reading

THE JOB INTERVIEW

  this morning started as many of mine do in budapest – with me running late for my morning at the ecumenical office and rushing to get ready on time. except today there… Continue reading

A TRUE SILENCE

  i had to interrupt the flow of my greece posts to reflect briefly on the ash wednesday service that i attended tonight at my congregation in budapest – st. columba’s church of… Continue reading

HALF-WAY DONE

  it seems insane to think that i’m already half-way through my two-year stint in hungary – where did the time go!? it really hit me the other day as I was hopping… Continue reading