Paternity Leave Begins...

Dear Friends in Christ,

Linden and I joyfully share with you that our second child has arrived safely. Linden and our new son, Julian Alder Rayton Loy, are both well. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. Your continued prayers are very welcome as we get to know our family all over again with this big change.

Beginning from January 26 I have begun a three-week paternity leave, and will return on February 18. During this time I will not be checking email or phone messages. Upon returning, it may take me a few days to catch up with any waiting communications, and I hope you will excuse the delay. Thank you to the Vestry and Parish for supporting and affirming this unique leave time of discovery and love.

During this time, the Rev. John McCausland has kindly accepted my invitation to be available for emergency pastoral concerns.  For general office communications, Lisa White is out of the office until Feb. 2nd, with limited email availability. In the meantime, please address more immediate concerns to an appropriate Vestry leader. Or, if it is a building-specific issue, to Sexton Eric Riggs at

With Joy and Thanksgiving,


Upcoming special Celebrations/Events

Friday January 5th - 5:30 P.M. - Epiphany Service at Holy Cross, Weare, Bishop Hirschfeld will be presiding, in cooperation with St. Andrew’s and St. John the Evangelist, Dunbarton

Saturday January 6th - cleaning and setting up the classroom for the Nursery. 9 A.M. until done.

Sunday January 7th 9-9:45 A.M. All-Parish Family Promise Forum, with guest speaker Dave Cawley, Family Promise Board Chair.

Sunday January 7th - First day of “Wintergreen Worship” - goes through February 11th.

Sunday January 21st - 9-9:45 A.M. All Parish Budget Sharing

Sunday January 28th - following 9 A.M. worship - Annual Meeting followed by Pot Luck Lunch.