the church = the people
A message from The Very Rev. Dr. Bonnie Mixon McCrickard, 14th Rector of St. Timothy's
I have accepted a call to be the next Rector of The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Granbury, Texas, just outside of Fort Worth. Good Shepherd is newly part of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and is one of the parishes in the region that has, over the past 15 years, established itself as the only Episcopal presence in Hood County. My call to become their rector was as clear as my call to come to Roxborough was in 2018.
Even so, I am grieved at the prospect of leaving St. Timothy’s. The past 5 years have been filled with powerful shared ministry here. We’ve also faced tremendous challenges, especially during the pandemic. We adapted; we learned to balance our habit of gathering as a community with our need to protect the frail and vulnerable among and around us. We expanded our physical invitation to our community through the Welcome and Accessibility Project. We rebuilt our music program, and we’ve developed new ministries that reflect the changing needs of the world around us. All of those experiences stretched our understanding of God’s welcome and belonging, and will continue to be vehicles for extending God’s love beyond these church walls.
My last Sunday will be June 4, 2023. I will be working with your Vestry to ensure a smooth transition. Your Wardens and lay leaders are well-equipped to lead this parish through the next phase. They will also be well-supported by the Diocese of Pennsylvania Office of Transitions. Please pray for your leaders as the parish begins to discern the path forward.
Remember that YOU are the church! Continue your ministry in this place and listen for where God is calling you in the days ahead. Further communications about this transition will be sent in the coming weeks. My prayers for all of you continue, and I ask your prayers for me and my family as we begin a new chapter in our ministry.
St. Timothy's Mission
Building relationships with God, the community, and each other through faith and fellowship
the mission of christ's church
The mission of the Church is to restore all people to
unity with God and each other in Christ.