It took a little under 8 months, 7 months and 21 days to be exact.
On Sunday, April 21, I completed my 99th and 100th congregational visit since taking office on September 1st. We have 185 congregations in the New England synod, and my goal of visiting all of them early in my ministry as bishop, now seems to be achievable.
Holy Trinity in North Easton, MA was the 100th visit. Congratulations, they win a 10% off coupon from Brickley's ice cream store in Narragansett, RI. :)
I'll continue the visits. I have planned two more trips to different regions in our synod. Soon, I'll be visiting many of the congregations in the Southern Connecticut Conference. Later in May, I plan a trip to see all of our Vermont congregations during the week of May 13 to 18.
Earlier in April, I visited seven of our congregations in Maine. Don't worry, I'll be back again this summer for more visits in Maine, yes, including a trip north to Caribou.
While making the trek south along Route One near Camden, Maine, I stopped and made this short video.