Those of us who are political junkies of whatever stripe have to remember that for the vast majority of people, politics (whether national or ecclesiastical) takes a relatively small role compared to the activities of real life.
We're in Berkeley this weekend, visiting family, and attended All Souls. This was my mom's parish as a child, and where we usually go when we're up here. And while GC was mentioned briefly, the business of the parish was much more focused on the events of the community, the monthly open meal for the hungry and homeless, the anniversaries and birthdays and events of everyday lives.
As for the dark prognostications of the conservatives that TEC is dying? This church surges with youngsters. I think there must have been 25-30 little ones coming up the aisle in this family-oriented parish. We brought a bulletin home to show mom, and she recognizes some of the names from 60 years ago, so there's a good sense of continuity as well.
As always, a warm and friendly welcome to the visitors, like us. They're starting to recognize us, I think. We quite like them too.