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Farewell Message from Carolyn

CAROLYN’S FAREWELL – A Communion of Hearts

We swear by peace and love to stand
Heart to heart and hand to hand
Mark, O Spirit, and hear us now ,
Confirming this our Sacred Vow.
— Druidic prayer of unity

It has been a true privilege to be your music director at Skyline for the past three years. Working with all of you has been a creative and spiritual endeavor that has enriched me beyond measure and for which I am immensely grateful. The diversity of the United Church of Christ has been at work here at Skyline every day and attests to the blessing each person has brought to all of us by the gift of their presence.

As we approach the mountain of God, the Spirit embraces everyone and everything each of us has ever known to create a unity that is vibrant — and still speaking. May we continue to be inspired to give the world what has been bestowed upon us: compassion, forgiveness, friendship, the peace that passes all understanding, the extravagant wonder of love and creation.