Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with: As a community of faith, we joined with the rest of the world, as together we mourned the loss of Nelson Mandela. His life and legacy of standing up for freedom is an example of what courageous love and passionate conviction to a cause can mean for humanity. Our concern, condolences, and caring also goes out to Amy Rowland whose mother, Kate Chason, passed away last month. Amy and her siblings were with her in Ashville, North Carolina during her final moments. Many of our older members were saddened by the news that Fritz Claussen died Dec 3rd (age 91) in Clear Lake, Iowa. He was a former member, and long time friend of UUCB.
Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to: Lupita Guiterrez who turned eight on November 19th, and during coffee hour we had cake to celebrate her. Kay Stevens whose, great granddaughter arrived at 1:15 am on Sunday, December 8th. Mother and daughter, Irie, were doing fine. Barbara Molfese’s Aunt Anna Erickson, celebrated her 95th birthday last month. With a sense of joy and blessing, it is a pleasure to announce that Amy Rowland is no longer our Church’s Ministerial Resident, but is now our Assistant Minister. On December 7th, she passed (with flying colors) the accreditation process of the UUA’s Ministerial Fellowship Committee.
On December 15th, Hayes De Zengremel, Kendall Richards’ daughter, also turned eight years old.
Random Thoughts: Last month, I was thinking about many other things. As a result, I did not leave room to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy, Safe and Joyful holiday season. May I now extend my heartfelt wishes into the New Year of 2014, and for YOU, YOUR families, and for OUR church community.
With Love & Care, Barb