In Session tonight, we were wondering aloud if there were things the church could let go, given that we are a congregation of <200 trying to do the same things we did at >400. The Mariners have few ships (Presbyterian fellowship groups), and most of the participants are elderly, yet they keep doing several big events a year; is it time to let that go? Have the Presbyterian women outlasted their need now that women have a “place at the table” and Mission, a big PW focus is being done church wide? Things like that. Someone suggested that as we were looking at things that could go, maybe we should go back to quarterly instead of monthly communion, and several people chimed in in agreement. Wow! All of a sudden, my hackles were raised. Seriously, I sat up paid attention. If I had a choice, I would go the other way, to weekly communion. And I said as much. But it made me wonder. When I think of letting the “Hoedown” (we wear western clothes and eat barbecue beef and jello salad) go, are there people who feel about that the way I feel about communion? I would say communion is sacramental and the “Hoedown” is not, but it is about the community, and as we break bread together, it is its own type of communion. I don't know. I just know, I had a really visceral reaction to the idea of changing the thing I love most, but it is evidently not the thing everyone loves most, and it is worth considering what carries meaning for other people.