Church News May 2016

By Barbara Wayland

Everything is blooming most recklessly…

A fairly mild but wet winter has made spring an explosion of color in our part of the world, with all things green and flowering going off early and with great enthusiasm.

It brings to mind the words of Rainer Maria Rilke: “Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.”

I imagine that this may have prompted the earlier date of June 26 for this year’s Point Roberts Garden Tour. I just love the garden tour. My granddaughter and I always volunteer as greeters and will be doing so again this year. We hope to see you there.

Our own Trinity Community Choir will performing its spring concert in early June, so look for details in next month’s church column. This group is comprised of singers from both sides of the border and their concerts always play to a full house. And FYI, folk song stylist Marian Beuchert and the Gospel Boys have both booked dates with us for this summer.

The Philosopher’s Café is back on the first Saturday this month and the start time will be a little later at 7:30 p.m. This is once-a-month event for youth ages 15 to 20 features live music, great refreshments and lively discussions of topics chosen by those attending, all set in a space with a 1960s coffee house vibe.

There are so many summer events the folks who produce the popular Power of Music evenings have decided to delay the next one until September 17. It will be a tribute to the legendary Johnny Cash. Thank you for your support of the first three evenings and we look forward to continuing this program in the fall.

May is always a wonderful month on the Point, as more and more folks come down to get cottages ready for the summer. You start running into all your summer friends at the Marketplace and library, but it is still fairly easy to get a good table at your favorite local restaurant.

It’s a time for getting out into the sunshine, shaking off the winter tendency to hole up inside, and for thinking about summer markets, picnics and walks on the beach. Welcome to Point Roberts, where we know how to celebrate the small things.

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