“So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye”

It is with mixed emotions that I write to let everyone know that this will be the final post on humanbeingsanon.com. The time has come to quit writing (at least this blog), to quit talking (at least about issues that are appropriate for this blog) and to start doing the work to which I have been called.

Within a few months of my retirement at the end of December, 2012 I knew that I had received a new call for the future. That call was to provide a means for people in progressive communities of faith to have a networking source that would also serve as a place to find quality resources – music, liturgical materials, visual art, church school curriculum for adults, youth, and children, and other materials that would be valuable for planning and preparation for life and ministry in the church of today and the future.

It has been my privilege to know and work with talented creative people for many years – people who have fed my soul, challenged my imagination, helped me grow and develop – and now it is time for me to begin the process of giving back.

The new organization will be ReformArts. We are currently in the process of getting started with the myriad tasks of organizational start-up – discerning a diverse group of people who might be willing to serve as members of an initial Board of Directors – securing financial support – recruiting a group of charter members – following a path from the present to unknown points beyond.

I dream of a national organization that will meet every other year for a national gathering and every other year for a series of regional events and opportunities. I have this dream because of my participation in other superb organizations that have shaped me and prepared me for this point in my life.

Sometime soon an initial official announcement will be made to let people know how we plan to move toward the future together – united in love for all of creation. That announcement will be made via several forms of media – including FaceBook, letters, phone calls, emails, and any other way that might help spread the word of what we plan to offer. If you would like to make sure that you are included in that network as soon as possible please send me a private message via FaceBook.

It is my plan to narrow my focus for the future by devoting my efforts to ReformArts, my ministry with the arts at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church here in Austin, family, and health.

My experience using WordPress for this blog has been nothing but the best and I am deeply grateful that I found them as a primary source to begin to speak the words of my heart at a time when that was very much needed.

So – until next time – as the song says: “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye.”

Grace, peace, and love

Tom Mitchell

About Tom

Active in substance abuse recovery.
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One Response to “So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye”

  1. coloradopastor says:

    Nicely stated. Your ministry has touched people in numerous ways and I look forward to this next level of artistic creativity.

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