Parishioners and clergy alike have lately been combing through parish records, searching for clues as to what life was like during the flu pandemic of 1918. Someday, probably sooner than we think, the things we are experiencing today will be fading memories. A hundred years from now, members of the St. Bartholomew's community will be asking what life was like during the coronavirus pandemic. We have an opportunity to answer their question today.
St. Bart's is collecting personal reflections about what we have been thinking and feeling and doing during this historic time. These reflections will be posted to this webpage as well as preserved in church records. In the Nicene Creed, we affirm our belief in the communion of saints. We are in communion with all those who will come after us, and someday they will want to hear from us.
We are all in this together. Those words are as true today as they have ever been. It is also true that we are each experiencing this as the unique individuals that we are. Because you are an integral part of our faith community, our message to posterity can never be complete without your contribution. Please take a little time to share your own personal reflection.
Submitting Your Reflection:
Please submit your reflection to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can post it to this webpage.
Please indicate whether you want your reflection to include your first name, or first and last name, or the name of your family e.g. "The Jones Family"
Be sure to check back periodically to see what your friends and neighbors have had to say, and thank you for being part of this project.
Please consider adding your own reflections....a few sentences or many paragraphs....you choose what you want those who come after us to know about this Most Unusual Time.
Email your reflections to email@example.com
Thank you and stay healthy!