Bishop John Shelby Spong ~ June 16, 1931 – September 12, 2021
Bishop Spong provided a much needed place for those of us who did not connect with traditional theology. We love you Bishop Spong. You will be missed! Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s, Morristown, NJ and at St. Paul’s, Richmond, VA. Dates and times will be announced as soon as they are available

Food for Thought

The inspirational power of a good idea is constantly amazing.  Consider the case of California organic farmer Michael O’Gorman, who put together two seemly-unrelated trends: the aging of American farmers and the high unemployment among returning military veterans. 

What if the vets – often from rural communities themselves – could be mentored by older farmers for a peacetime career in agriculture?  From that idea came the Farmer Veteran Coalition (  Everybody wins.  (Thanks to Joan Bien of AARP Magazine for bringing this to light!)