About

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.

4 Comments

  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,
    Kate

  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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