How often during this pandemic have we dreamed about, talked about, and planned for the new beginning that is coming when the grip on the pandemic loosens? How often have we been ready to resume our most cherished traditions only to face a new wave, a new challenge, a new variant? Are we there again? Fresh off our annual meeting with newly elected leaders, in the midst of a capital campaign with our historic buildings being made new, and as late spring is bringing new life to our surroundings, newness is bursting forth. As we face the summer with all of the great traditions of our church/community we are ready to get back to those things that bring life, beauty, and connection. Are we ready to live into it?