Those who were present at the Sunday noon service will have heard Gareth Janus (RL Revd Dr Gareth Edwards) announce that he is stepping down from the Leadership Team of Anglicans of Second Life and also ceasing to lead worship. Gareth has many commitments in real life which leave him very busy indeed, hence his decision.
Gareth has been involved in the ministry of Anglicans of SL from the beginning and has led services for over five years. He is much loved by many of our community and will be greatly missed, though he assured those present on Sunday that he will still be around in SL.
Gareth’s final service will be on Sunday 17th March at 1pm SLT (note the different time due to clocks moving forward in North America). After the service we will have a celebration to which all are welcome.
Transitions are not easy. Gareth will leave a hole in our ministry which will take time to fill and the ministry will never be exactly as it is now. This is the end of an era, as was said on Sunday. However, God leads us onward to new and different things. While being sad to lose Gareth we can also be excited about whatever we will be doing in the future.
Helene Milena – Lay Pastor