From the first email of the year, looking toward our first birthday:

Gilead is (almost) 1!

This time last year, we'd never held a church service. We had no bank account. We hadn't set foot in Red Line Tap in ages.

But look at us now: we are supported generously by two denominations, the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and by your giving and presence.  You, friends, are making a church. We've had 54 storytellers; scores of pop songs; many gifted musicians leading us; [redacted number] of beers; dinners and parties and coffees and bread and wine and juice (when we remember it. Obvi)....

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