|HRH Quean Lutibelle (Photo by Cynthia Black)|
It was, in fact, splendid.
Like most Episcopal events, it was part reunion of the "Old Newark Radicals" (there's Marge Christie there on the right, standing next to the bishop's wife), part celebration and honoring of Louie's ministry, part empowering future leaders for the work of ministry.
Oh, and another large part great conversation, wonderful food and, of course, great drinks.
You can read about the award recipients in the press release below. I'm simply thrilled that Louie's legacy will live on in the enabling and empowering of new LGBT leadership for The Episcopal Church.
Louie was thrilled and honored and moved to tears. I've rarely seen Louie at a loss for words. He was simply overwhelmed with emotion. And, rightly so. I think it's wonderful when we can honor one of our own while they are still alive to see how their lives touched so many so deeply and to know that so many others recognize and celebrate that work.
Congratulations, Louie. Thank you, Earnest. Well done, The Oasis. Mazel Tov, Diocese of Newark.
You make us all proud and inspire us to "keep on, keeping on".
|Bishop Beckwith, Ernest Clay and Louie Crew (Cynthia Black Photo)|
|Diana Wilcox, Louie, Darnell Moore, Louie Crew, Members of The Oasis Commission, (C. Black)|