All through my ministry, I have sought "points of contact" with Church members. Church life is chaotic from a minister's point of view, people make all kinds of remarks in the tumult, and so often one cannot really reply meaningfully in the moment. So it has been my custom to note people's remarks, then get in touch later. Recent examples: a young woman asked me how my week had been. I sent her a note afterwards. A young man said he was studying Church history now. I sent him a note, too. OBSERVATION: Elsewhere on this blog, I describe how I have made photos a point of contact. I love taking photos, and if I have a good one, I give away a copy -- or more recently, "share" it on the Internet.