Sunday, 11 November 2012 Spirit of Peace Church observed its last Sunday worship service.
We enjoyed a potluck supper, memories of the first 10 years with The Rev. Rita Wilbur, and said a fond farewell to The Rev. Gary Bagley, our pastor for the past 2 years. He has been called to another UCC church in Rhode Island. We wish him the best of everything.
Our church has been a haven for those living in or coming to San Antonio, looking for a welcoming, Progressive Christian community. Most have moved on to other churches or moved out of town. Those of us who have remained are sad to be closing our doors officially. But we also believe that we served the community well for more than 10 years and plan to continue meeting occasionally as a fellowship group to exchange news and love. Some of us have already located a potential new church home; others will continue to look. All in all, though, we know we have learned much from those who have attended Spirit of Peace and look forward to sharing our visions of Open and Affirming, Progressive Christianity with others we meet in churches or elsewhere along our new pathways.
We can not close without recognizing our gracious host, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, for renting us space Sunday evenings for a very modest rate for all these years. Thank you so much.