The JV EnCorps cohort in Seattle, Washington shares an update on their recent leadership transition along with a glimpse into the spiritual practices they shared at their December meeting.
Our group assembled in the fall with an uncertain journey ahead. We had lost our trusted and treasured leadership of many years, and we began our JV EnCorps year with new volunteer leadership from among our ranks. Our commitment to each other and the community we formed was worth saving and preserving. We worked together to make accommodations to those who met in person and online. There were technological bumps in the road, but we persevered. We knew that what we have as a group is special and unique. We share fellowship, and, through introspection and reflection, we share our lives. We come together because we have a common call to do our volunteer work, but we also come together each month for spiritual nourishment and connection.
The December gathering of the Seattle JVEs began with a commemoration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our member, Storey Winder brought to our meeting her colorful and cherished religious artifacts to celebrate her feast day and to create a magnificent altar. Storey shared personal stories of her devotion to Virgen de Guadalupe and a beautiful prayer of petition.
The theme of our discussions and reflections was Hidden Wholeness against the backdrop of Advent waiting. The topic was one that resonated deeply and provided an opportunity for a rich sharing of our interconnectedness and the challenge of seeing the best in ourselves, our families, and in those we serve. As always, we closed our meeting in prayer and in deep appreciation for each other and the meaningful time we spent together.