I hope this note finds you healthy and well. November and December are busy months at church with staff and volunteers planning for worship, the holiday fair, and special holiday services. What a gift to be able to return to some beloved traditions while also making space for new ways of doing things.
As you all know, Thanksgiving is just a week away. This Sunday we’ll celebrate the themes of community, inclusivity, and belonging in worship with an all-ages, family-friendly service of stories, reflection, and music. I hope you’ll consider joining us in person or online! And if you don’t have plans for the holiday, please join me on Thanksgiving morning from 10-11am on Zoom to light a chalice, read a few poems, and connect with one another.
On a totally separate note, I wanted to share a few big updates from our larger community, the Unitarian Universalist Association. The first is that the UUA Presidential Nominee was announced this week. The Presidential Search Committee has nominated Rev. Dr. Sofia Betancourt. The vote for a new UUA President will happen this June at General Assembly. Learn more about Rev. Dr. Betancourt and the nomination process in the press release.
Our UUA is also in the process of amending Article II of its bylaws. Article II is the section that houses the 7 Principles and 6 Sources. This is another topic we’ll be voting on at General Assembly in June. If you’re interested in learning more about the process, reading the draft of the proposed amendment, and/or attending a feedback session, you can learn more here.
Much going on! May you take every opportunity you can to pause, take a breath, and rest in the larger Love that holds us. It’s such a grounding and important practice as we make our way through busy, challenging, and meaningful lives.
Whether on Zoom or in person, I look forward to seeing you in church.
Grace and Peace,