December was a busy month for Not-Church!
Ross’s music, Anna’s meditation (see here), and Marty Harriman were a few of the highlights at the gathering on the 8th. Erin went to Africa and managed a stopover in Johannesburg timed perfectly to attend the Nelson Mandela memorial! She returned just in time for the annual La Misión Holiday Celebration, a little jet-lagged, but inspired. Spirits shone brightly and the barn was packed despite the much-needed downpour. The chorus, led by Gene entertained, Cruz’ “love candle” warmed hearts, and a visit from Santa thrilled the kids big and small. Thanks to Cindi and Bill for opening the Rancho and to Tom for organizing this favorite annual event and to everyone who sang and participated and cooked and shared.
Sadly, we lost a dear member of our community with the passing of Jack Haegar, who will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. Our hearts embrace his wife, Janice Patten, daughter Kimberly and their family.
We hope you all had a joyous holiday season with friends and family and we look forward to seeing you in 2014.