From the Minister
As I write this I’m looking at the 10-day weather forecast with decidedly mixed feelings. On the one hand, it looks like I will be unfolding my sleeping bag at the Otter Creek Falls this Saturday night inside my chalice-adorned cardboard box in dry and warmer than average conditions for Dec. 3. There is just a 25 percent chance of light snow. Winds will be light.
That’s a blessing. I look forward each year to joining in this unique annual fund-raiser supporting the John Graham Shelter and its programs addressing homelessness in Addison County. That said, I never show up looking for a chance to endure the snow, sleet and freezing rain conditions that routinely threaten homeless people during Vermont’s long winters.