St. Augustine’s Anglican Interview with Danyelle P. by Julie G.January 10, 2021
What is something that you appreciate about St. Augustine’s?I like the people. The people at St. Augustine’s are truly genuine. It is a small congregation so it’s easy to get to know each other. The people are warm and caring. There is a nice diversity of ages and diversity of backgrounds. Also, I like having a place to play music. It is important for us to use our giftings because that keeps us alive. When we only receive, we become like the Dead Sea—nothing flows out. Being able to play music is my outflow and helps keep me alive.
Can you talk about a time when St. Augustine’s somehow touched your life?There isn’t only one specific instance of that. There have been many times I come to church after a tough week at work and I am refreshed. I am in a simple space—a space where I can breathe and be with people really care about me. A handshake, a hug or friendly words from someone is what touches me. And generally, the other person doesn’t even realize what it has meant to me.