Membership Matters by Barb Richards

We honor members, friends, visitors

Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with: Whitney Wheeless who is recovering from an accident which resulted in surgery, and a very long leg brace.


Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to:  Ginny Wight on the arrival of her first Great Grandchild, a boy. On April 27th evening there was a joyous baby identity reveal potluck for Ingrid who is having a baby girl!  Bill Galerstein and Alice Patton have two new college graduates in their family this spring. All three kids are now out of college. Laura McGuire passed her PhD defense in physics on Monday, May 6th. Eileen Sammell’s daughter Clare has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, and will be going to Bolivia. Bryant Moya, Ingrid and Eliseo’s, son finished in eighth place in the Frank Shorter Classic mile race last month. To our Coming of Age youth, and their mentors, who presented their incredible Credos on Sunday May 19.     

                              Darby Kropp (mentor – John Cuddington)

                              Simon Mollborn (mentor – Pam Leland)

                              Nalani Highland (mentor – Carol Teal)

                              Amara Kampert (mentor – Amy Cole) from BVUUF

                              Linus Rachke (mentor – Dan Tillburg)


Special Welcome to New Members: Carol Stutzman and her husband Len Ackland joined UUCB on April 1st …Carol adds this is not an April Fools. We are pleased you have joined us on your spiritual journey.


Random Thoughts:  With a large lump in my throat, and tears in my eyes I realize that this will be Rev. Kelly Dignan’s last newsletter where I can mention her name.  You have served me/us well, and filled us up with an abundance of your Love. I say Thank You, and I wish both you and Pete nothing but health, happiness and joy in what is next to come. Take your messages to a hurting world, and we can say “we knew her when”!  Change can be hard, but change happens; so we will await our newest minister, who will join us in July.


Tis also June, so time for UU General Assembly which is in Spokane WA this year.  Attending from UUCB will be Fred Cole, Caitlin Moore & Will Kropp, Sally Du Gar, Janet & Bob Evans, and Moi. May all of YOU have a happy summer, and be safe if you travel to wherever you may go returning with your collected waters from your backyard and beyond.  


With Love & Care,