Less is more. The 2018 parish theme, attempts to recapture the longing of our souls for connection. We long for intimate connection with ourselves, one another and ultimately, God. However, our culture of constant noise and busyness distracts us from the relationships we value the most. We invite you, in these next 12 months, to watch the bulletin for a monthly challenge. Take tiny steps each day, to reclaim the quiet space in your heart and mind. Move out some of the internal and external clutter that has crammed your life so full, you can barely breathe. Create time for stillness. Time for silence. Time for presence. The ultimate goal is to begin drinking deeply from the river of God’s life-giving water, living fully, as a beloved child of God.