All posts by Carolyn S-R (Koinonia)

Carolyn and her husband, Randy, began the Koinonia Community, a rural SW Washington house church, in 1995. A freelance writer and editor, she is passionate about writing for the culture-at-large, and teaching and shepherding in the Church of Jesus Christ. Married 35 years, she and Randy have six children and three grandchildren.

Koinonia Community: Roamin’ and Romans

Like 69th Street (see below), we’ve been a bit scattered and up in the air–well, this year, really–with several people away for temporary and not-so-temporary and maybe-this-will-turn-out-to-be-permanent-but-I’m-not-sure jobs and schooling. As a result, we’ve had an extended conversation (by email, finally, because we haven’t all been in the same place at the same time for months now) trying to figure out if the Lord has other places for us to be. But we came to the conclusion that He still has plans for us-as-a-group.

So-o-o-o . . . we’ve recently:

  • met the folks from 69th Street (we like them!),
  • welcomed Mike and Betty (neighbors of Randy and Carolyn) into our fellowship, and
  • started teaching (a little) and meditating (mainly) through Romans together.

And we’re continuing to pursue relationships with and look for ways to serve a small urban Anglican monastic community near us (we like them, too!).