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The Until We Meet Again Tour – 20 August 2016

UN Ministry New LogoThe Until We Meet Again Tour for today saw most of my time spent at the Shire packing, cleaning, and walking packages to the U.S. Post Office. The tour included finishing the appraisal for the final Princeton Theological Seminary field education student who served at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

He was the 36th.

36 field education students, volunteers, and volunteer interns who worked at the ministry from 2011 through this summer when I left.

36.

36 unique individuals.

Each with gifts and skills; each with challenges; each with faith and grace.

Each served Jesus Christ.

Each touched my life.

Each is remembered.

To each, I say thanks.

36.

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New – 6 June 2014

New

Seminar participant,
staff,
summer intern,
friends.
New friends.

30 May 2014
Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations
Manhattan, New York

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Lead: 19 May 2014

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Worship plays a key role in the work of the
Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

Elodie de Bethmann leads the people in worship.

14 June 2012
Church Center for the United Nations
Manhattan, New York

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A better answer

I think I have come up with a better answer.

The Shire on the Hudson was used for many years by interns serving the Presbyterian Church at the United Nations.

Neighbors apparently got used to this. They give very quizzical looks when they realize that I live there. And after a moment or two of thought, they usually come up with a profound observation along the lines of, “You aren’t an intern, are you?”

So far I have let people off the hook gently. I quote Nancy Reagan and then explain that I am not an intern and that we have reconfigured the ministry and its staffing pattern.

This happened again today and it makes me think that the time has come to make a change. After significantly less careful pondering that it deserves, I have come up with an alternative response.

“You aren’t an intern, are you?”

“Why yes. Yes I am. And think how old that must make you.”

I’ll let you know what happens if I try it.

See you along the Trail.

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