Saturday, March 05, 2011

Fatturday !!!

Happy Fatturday Brothers and Sisters in Communion. Bishop HoJo just arrived from the DC diocese for the Fatturday festivities in Atlanta. Bishop Rob of the Boston diocese is taking the show on the road and celebrating Fatturday Communion in Europe. Bishop Richard reported in earlier that the Fatturday festivities were already underway at the St. Simons diocese. Post to the blog and let us know how you celebrated.

Safe travels and happy Communion to all!

Be Good - Be Nice - Be Smart,
Rev. Brad

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

2010 Church Leadership Conference a Success!

Brothers and Sisters in Communion,
For those unable to join us at the Church leadership conference last month, it was a tremendous success. The conference was conducted over the Fatturday weekend (thanks to the federal government for providing a national holiday to make Fatturday weekend a 3-day weekend) in Orlando FL. Saint Weave the Potentate attended from the Northern Virginia diocese, Archbishop Rob represented the Boston diocese, and Reverend Brad attended from the Alabama diocese. The Polynesian Resort was our center of operations, and the amusement parks in the area provided some much needed R&R after the serious Church business was completed.
Make plans to attend the 2011 Church Leadership Conference, Faturday March 5, 2011--Location to be announced.
Peace and Love,
Reverend Brad

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's a Miracle!

Brothers and Sisters in Communion,

First, let me apologize for the long silence between postings. Much time has been spent in the renewal and growth of the Church's recently acquired physical edifices, which has unfortunately kept me away from the celebration of online Communion. These efforts have been paying off however, as you will see in the following paragraphs.

First, please join me in welcoming the Washington DC Diocese to our fold, led by Bishop HoJo. Join them in celebration of Communion the next time you visit the nation's capitol.

Since the last posting, we have also been privileged to invest His Eminence Cardinal Rob, Prefect of the Congregation for Atlanta. It has been prophesized that Cardinal Rob will lead the continuing expansion of our Church into more distant venues in the course of his travels.

And finally, it is with great veneration and beatification that I announce the canonization of our first Communionist Saint, Saint Weave the Potentate. At this previous weekend's Communion celebration at the Alabama Diocese of our Church, Brother Weave miraculously transformed an ordinary two-day Communion into a three-day Communion. This was only the latest of a number of miracles attributed to Brother Weave, leading the Church to recognize his innate Spirit of Communionism and worthiness for formal and immediate recognition as a Communionist Saint.

Moving forward, we are looking forward to the upcoming Church Leadership conference. Please let me know if you plan to attend and when you will be arriving. Also, with the arrival of summer temperatures, the Church has again relaxed it's rules regarding ice in Communion Wine.

May the Blessings of the Holy Spirits be Upon You, Now and Forevermore,
Rev. Brad

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen, His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

Fellow Communionists,

I very much enjoyed celebrating Communion with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, last Sunday. It was wonderful of the Lama to travel all the way from India to present a special teaching on Buddhism to me on the occasion of my birthday. And those monks in their flowing saffron robes who chanted the "Happy Birthday" song in Tibetan (I presume that's what they were chanting)--that was awesome.

Thanks again to all of you who were able to join us for the celebration. And again, my apologies for the incident with locking the keys in the Church limo--special blessings to the AAA guy for getting out so quickly to pop the locks. I think our driver will be fine, he just needs some more practice.

Be Good, Be Nice, Be Smart
Reverend Brad

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

2007 Communion Wine Pilgrimage

If you missed the Church's 2007 Communion Wine Pilgrimage last week, you really missed out on some fantastic experiences:

We celebrated much Communion along the wild and scenic Deschutes River, and at spectacular Crater Lake.

Yes, we even conducted full-immersion baptism in the stunning blue (and 38 degrees cold) waters of Crater Lake.




And then we were off to beautiful Willamette Valley in seach of wines suitable for Communion at upcoming Church services.

Some of our favorites: Spangler Vineyards, WillaKenzie, Archery Summit, Domaine Drouhin and Adelsheim.

Unfortunately, we didn't have time to visit many vineyards that might have some good candidates for future Communion wine, so we will have to make another trip soon to conduct further research. Let me know if you'd like to participate in this mission. I'm sure the congregation recognizes the importance of these missions, so keep those donations coming!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Cloudland Canyon Communion

Greetings fellow Communionists,

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. It's a great time to celebrate Communion with a nice chilled sauvignon blanc or dry reisling. Due to global warming, the Church has relaxed its doctrine on the addition of ice to your Communion wine. Enjoy.

For those of you who were unable to join us, last weekend's Church trip to Cloudland Canyon was a smashing success. Saturday morning's hike covered virtually the entire park (next time, someone should bring a map). Unfortunately, the drought prevented us from conducting the planned waterfall baptism--maybe next time. Much Communion was celebrated, and a special thanks goes out to Sister Jules for the excellent dinner.

Be Good - Be Nice - Be Smart,
Reverend Brad

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy Saint Patty's Day!

Greetings fellow Communionists, and happy St. Patrick's Day!

We are pleased to announce that our Church continues to grow, with the recent ordination of Bishops of the Eternal Communion in St. Simons Georgia, Charleston South Carolina, and Charlotte North Carolina!

In honor of all of our Irish Communionist brothers and sisters, please join in celebration of Communion this fine evening. We are pleased to share the following recipe:

Reverend Brad's Amish Leprechaun
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. white creme de cacao
1/2 oz. heavy cream
1/2 oz. lime juice

Shake on ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Grate zest of lime over top of drink.

Cheers, and happy Communion,

Reverend Brad

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Church Happenings

I have just returned from a pilgrimage to the fine city of Savannah, where I was privileged to celebrate evening Communion in Reynolds Square at the monument to John Wesley (1703-1791). Wesley was the founder of Methodism, and ministered in Savannah in 1736-37. The Wesley quotes inscribed on the monument, "I look upon all the world as my parish" and "while we live let us live in earnest," seem to fit well with Communionist theology.

I look forward to celebrating Communion with many of you on our highest of Communionist holy days, Fatturday (the Saturday before Fat Tuesday), which falls on February 17, 2007. Church leaders have scheduled a planning session for Friday evening, February 9.

Peace and love,
Reverend Brad

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Recent Events

I'm pleased to report that our Columbus Day weekend Communion services in Wedowee, AL went very well. The Friday full moon really made that night's outdoor Communion spectacular, and the Sunday evening Communion around the campfire was also very moving.

Last weekend, a number of Communionists visited Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris, GA for their Harvest Fest. Communion was celebrated with their tasty wines, and the surroundings and weather were perfect.

I hope you will be able to join us for this weekend's celebration of the 41st anniversary of the Chief Prophet's arrival here on earth.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Rosh Hashanah!

Happy New Year to our Hebrew Communionists! Whether you're a member of the tribe or not, this is a fine evening to celebrate Communion with some bubbly. After a successful but exhausting Church Fundraiser today (see the "Works" page on the Church website for photos), Reverend Brad is enjoying a Piper-Heidsieck extra dry. Cheers, and good night.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Services and Sunday School

Services will be held at the site of our future temple on October 8. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Welcome to the Church of the Eternal Communion

From the Church of the Eternal Communion--welcome to all fellow online Communionists.

Grab a chalise of tasty communion wine and join the reverendbrad in Eternal Communion. If I may recommend a Shiraz, I believe it will go well with our Church's doctrine (which can be more fully experienced at www.eternalcommunion.com ).