Those of you who have hung here for awhile know that yours truly is an (the?) atheist blogger in the Episcopal blogosphere. My wife, BP, the Roman Catholic continues to test the waters of TEC over the last few weeks since her church is not exactly welcoming her/us (and since there is a lot of post-Prop8 pain to boot). I am supporting BP in this which means I have attended church more in the last 6 weeks than in the previous 20 years, as BP tries out Episcopal churches. So far, in every church we have attended, everyone has been welcoming to this lesbian couple, which says a lot for TEC's inclusion and welcome. Give yourselves a good pat on the back.
We are visiting family in the Bay Area this week and went to church at All Souls Berkeley on Sunday, which was my Mom's parish in her youth. I'm a sucker for singing Christmas carols! A shout out to Fr Philip and the folks at All Souls for being such a welcoming community and to all of you wishing you warmth and peace for the coming new year.