Membership Matters by Barb Richards

We honor members, friends, visitors


Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  

David Pitts and family on the death of his daughter Jennifer.  She lived in Colorado Springs where her husband, has been arrested for her murder. Rev. Posa performed her memorial service which was attended by about 170 family and friends (the Sanctuary was full) with so many coming from C-Springs. The Caring Committee provided a beautiful reception afterward. Ingrid and her family were honored with a candlelight vigil, on October 25th, marking her 2nd full year of living in Sanctuary. Before coming to UUCB she had resided at Foothills UU in Ft. Collins. Pat Walters asked us to remember and honor all Veterans on Veterans Day. Hilton Fitt-Peaster who is recovering well after shoulder surgery last month. The doctor only had to do “…some clean up” as expected. Our thoughts continue to be with every victim of gun violence.  The latest at Santa Clarita High School in CA. This month Jennifer Gould will join the “Socket Sisters” following knee replacement surgery.  


Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to: You may have noticed that several of our blue cushions have been turned over to show the beautiful, colorful covers. The fabrics came from around the world and were a project lead by Sunni Eckhardt, and Carol Saunders, some years ago. To Eliseo (Ingrid’s partner) who solved the problem of a blocked kitchen drain, on a Saturday night. He removed a rock larger than your fist, which allowed us to have coffee on Sunday morning! When this was announced — everyone clapped for Eliseo! On Monday, Rotor Rooter came and declared the drain was clear all the way. Mary Jo Highland has been accepted to the DU Law School with a full ride scholarship. She will start in August. She told Ingrid at our Sanctuary NOW meeting last month that “You inspired me to do this”.  Rev. Dana Lightsey who easily recruited 30 people, including seven families, to go to Pine Ridge, SD, Veterans Day weekend; to assist a “winterizing” community project, on the Lakota Reservation. She has an incredible number of slides showing our group, and proudly our youth, even the youngest, worked hard side-by-side with the adults. Last month Anibal turned four with an Avenger celebration on November 30th.


Random Thoughts: Last month, on a Sunday afternoon, Fred, myself, Dorothy Ciario & Adrienne Hester, who lives there, spent a most enjoyable hour and a half at the Meridian retirement facility in Table Mesa. We, along with fifty other residents, had the pleasure of hearing author, Diane Thomas share her literary journey, including readings from her two published books. Using her beautiful Southern accent, to highlight the different characters — just added to the enjoyment. Diane and husband Bill Osher are also residents at Meridian. I have purchased and read both “The Day the Music Stopped” and “In Wilderness” and I am a total fan!


I missed wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving last month — so hope it was enjoyable. With that said here’s to a safe and joyful holiday season from now through the New Year 2020. May we all make the difference, especially, in next year’s election.



With Love & Care,