Every season offers gifts, and summertime brings some of my favorites: a different rhythm of life and really good eats. Maybe it’s the longer daylight hours, or vacations, or enjoying the great outdoors, that create a more relaxed vibe this time of year. The spaciousness invites community making and conversation. And oh my, the cornucopia of fruits and veggies (and ice creams) that abound! Holy Comforter embraces these gifts of summer with two great seasonal opportunities:
Our Broomfield Farmers’ Market opens on Tuesday, June 13 at 4 pm. I invite you to join me every Tuesday through September (except July 4). Come out for local food (calories don’t count at the market) live music (you won’t believe the line-up) and the chance to meet and greet neighbors (y’all come on over, now). You’ll find me in the shade tent sipping lemonade, and I hope you pull up a chair beside. Bookmark our website and like our facebook page to stay apprised of weekly specials..
Our annual parish retreat is another great opportunity to connect and enjoy. Please mark your calendar for August 18-20 and register for a fabulous weekend at the YMCA - Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby. If you’re new to Holy Comforter in the past year or two, I especially invite you to come. A weekend of playing and relaxing together in God’s beautiful creation does wonders for building lasting friendships. I’ll be hooked on the zipline, sliding on the tubing hill, or recovering in an adirondack chair, and I hope you’ll join me.
Whatever shape your summer calendar is taking, I hope you will preserve some time to simply be. I don’t know where I first heard the phrase “if the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy,” but the older I get, the truer those words feel. My experience is that packed schedules squeeze the life and joy out of us, and human connections suffer. Quality relationships take time, and soul-feeding conversations require care and attention. Summertime offers the opportunity to invest in what matters: each other. Let’s eat, drink and enjoy!