Membership Matters by Barb Richards

We honor members, friends, visitors


Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Lynate Pettengill noted the passing of Citizens’ Climate Lobby founder Marshall Saunders on January 29th. Mary Jean & Peter Ewing were the Chalice lighters on February 9th, and at the end shared that they will be leaving Boulder after fifty two years to move to Port Townsend, WA to be closer to their daughter Rachael & family and son Christopher & family in Seattle. This is a loss for them, and for UUCB. David & Lisa Hughes were saddened by the death of Dave’s aunt, Jean Lightfoot, last month. Holly & Dave Brown on the recent death of her mother at age 92. I did recover from a bad case of “cabin fever” after twenty one days housebound with the Shingles. Yes we got the original shot, several years ago, but not the newer set of two, which we will be getting next month per our doctor.  


Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to: We had over 50 community attendees for the Together Colorado Housing Action meeting which was held on January 29th in our sanctuary! Sharp eyes noticed that the special music, I Will Rise, on January 26th, was arranged by a former member, Sarah Watts, who now lives in California. Sarah also designed the UUCB banner which hangs in back of the Earth Room. Eva Raschke became a U.S. Citizen in January!  “Neil DiMuccio & Suzy Belmont are overjoyed to announce that they are pregnant! They are expecting their first baby, due in August 2020. They request blessings and love from all of us in this exciting and terrifying transition.”


Special Welcome to New Members — We are so pleased you have joined us:  Gene & Linda Arnn, Eleanor Baron & grandson Henry, Allison Churnside & children William & Eleanor Billingsley, Jennie Johannesen, Linda Levine, Meg Murphy, Lynate Pettengill, James & Paula Thomas, Lori & Tim Thorn and their children, Leonard, Joven, and baby girl Ember.


Random Thoughts:  For Valentine’s Day Fred took me to see Just Mercy which was the UUA community read in 2018.  It is the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson who runs the Equal Justice Initiative, based in Montgomery Alabama. He has spent his adult life trying to get wrongly convicted people, off of death row.  The movie has some dark areas, but is so well done with young Michael B. Jordan playing Bryan’s part. Several of us had the experience of hearing Bryan speak in person, as the Ware Lecturer at the 2017 General Assembly in New Orleans.  As the movie ends, current pictures of most of the characters are shown — so stay for the credits.


With Love & Care,