It already feels like autumn. Growing up in the American Midwest meant that autumn didn’t truly begin until October (PSLs notwithstanding). But in the U.K. and Scotland in particular, it feels like autumn from the moment September begins.

This is a big month for us. Today is technically my first day in my new role as pastor at Ardgowan Square. While I’ve been working on things over the summer, today is Day One. And I’m beginning by trying to help get our new flat in order. Yesterday, friends from Cornhill and our new church helped us with the mammoth task of moving the majority of our belongings out of a cottage with tiny doors into a flat. It was a huge day and I’m so grateful for the help we received.

I’m so excited to properly start working as we get stuck into our new community and look for opportunities to tell people about Jesus.