Dear Faith Des Peres Friends,

Are you enjoying your summer so far? At our house we're in summer mode with an easier schedule and no school lunches to make. I love that! Here at the church we are in summer mode too, but that doesn't mean things aren't happening!

 I'm pleased to announce that after a yearlong search, we have hired a new (permanent) Director of Music and Organist. Gail Robins will start July 15. I think you'll really like Gail and know you'll give her a nice welcome. You can read more about her below.

 This Wednesday Jim Gerst will start a new 3 week class based on the writings of Richard Rohr. I think you'll find Rohr's writings insightful and meaningful. On Sunday we'll celebrate communion so don't forget your food for Feeding the Flock. And of course, don't forget the 10 am start time!

 If you are out of town, take Flat Jesus with you! It's fun to see his adventures and stay connected this way.

 I hope to see you Sunday!