06/13/2019: Note from the Minister

Happy summer!  I am still smiling from the joyous flower ceremony we shared this past Sunday. Thank you, everyone! My favorite moment was when we raised our flowers above our heads. From the pulpit, it truly looked like a beautiful garden. And a special thank you to Mike and the choir, who switched their schedule so they could be a part of the service. What a blessing it was to be together.

Following the service, we had a wonderful discussion hosted by Children’s Religious Exploration committee. Folks from across the lifespan were in attendance and brought their ideas and enthusiasm. We talked about CRE and the future of Sunday school, and especially how much our kids love their time with Jenell. We also identified a desire among the congregation as a whole to have more intentionally intergenerational events. There were lots of wonderful ideas about how we might make this happen. For instance: Fourth Friday Fun Nights! These will occur at 6 pm on the fourth Friday of every month. Stay tuned for details!

One of the fun summer events coming up is the mini-chalice camp that I am offering on Tuesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 18, from 9-12. We will sing camp songs and play games and learn about Unitarian Universalism. And we will end the day with a potluck lunch in the sunshine. All ages are welcome! If you are under 14, bring a parent or guardian. And if you are over 14 (and even just want to come for the potluck lunch) please join us!  We’d love to have you.

And don’t forget to save the date for August 24th, which is the annual end-of-summer potluck hosted by the Wilsons at their lovely home. Keep an eye out in the Candle for more details about that as well.

Summer tends to get a little bit quiet at UU congregations, and I have a couple of weeks here and there where I will be away. But mostly I will be keeping my regular hours. If you’d like me to come and visit one some lazy summer afternoon, send me an email or give me a call. I’ll bring the lemonade.

Many blessings on a beautiful summer!
Rev. Jessica  

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