What we’re envisioning is

  • a monthly get-together, maybe the 2nd Sunday
  • an hour or so, not very formal
  • with brunch after, out on the deck maybe

The idea

  • to make a place to explore ideas, not so much political or strategic or activist ones, but more the kind that could help build a living working peace in each of us personally, inside-out.

The background

  1. In case you don’t remember the origin of the name, Skippy is not the pastor of the Church, or even the patron saint. But maybe she is a mascot-angel.
  2. She was me, a child of 4, called Skippy by my father, and the name reminds me of the qualities of childhood i don’t want to lose, and ones i long to learn.
  3. Any Skippy i know
    • –notices everything and takes real joy in all those small things she discovers
    • –asks questions all the time
    • –smiles a lot
    • –laughs a lot
    • –honestly proclaims her problems
    • –sings and dances whenever she likes
    • –wants to be outdoors as much as possible, and live in a tree house
    • –knows instinctively we’re all in this together–big and little, people and animals, bugs and green things, rocks and dirt, and it’s messy but good
    • –not only accepts the mission, but like Paul, age 7, says
      • I love you, Big World
      • Sometimes i wish i could
      • Call you up and tell you,
      • I love you, World
    • –and of course, she skips.


  1. Kate Reid said,

    November 7, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Hi, Sue and Ann,

    Thanks for sharing this loving afternoon with us in memory of Christine. I know her a lot better and miss more not getting to know her.

    And, yes indeed, Googling “church of skippy” gets you here.

    Much peace and thanks again,

  2. December 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    You guys rock!!!!

  3. Sydney Schardt said,

    August 23, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    So enjoy a virtual gathering with you on Sunday morning from our Ohio deck. Thanks for including us!

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