Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with: The family and friends of Ftitz Clausen who died in December, at age 91, he was living in Clear Lake, IA. He was a former member and good friend to UUCB. Peter Ewing’s brother, James Ewing died on Sunday, December 22, 2013. Jim was Dianne Ewing’s husband for 26 years. We will support Heidi Todd as she honors the life of her Mother who passed away on Christmas Day.
Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to: Elias Self who saved the Day! He ran home after church, on Sunday 12/29, returning immediately to tell Ed and Amy that their home was filled with smoke. They returned to report that a pot had been left on the stove causing smoke, but no fire so his timing was perfect. A special thanks to “My Sunday Morning Volunteer Staff (the SMVS)”. On December 22, Emily was ill, and replaced by Kay Stevens, then Lois Anderson and Barbara Molfese, stepped in to usher, while Will Kropp volunteered to help Robley Williams with the coffee clean up. Sometimes things go awry. I so appreciate EVERYONE who has said YES to Greeting, Ushering and doing the Coffee Ministry (two who set up, and two who clean up). I am extra grateful to those who sign-up on the Volunteer Sheet (on the Office counter, every Sunday) without being prompted. Thanks also for the plate donation by the Men’s Group from their Winter Solstice ceremony. Steve & Heidi Todd celebrated with joy having their whole family of eleven children and grandchildren under one roof over the holidays. They all came to church, on 12/29. We had great fun, and such a satisfying visit with the six Leap of Faith travel team members, from Mission Peaks UU Church. Fremont CA (1/10-12) and their Minister, Jeremy Nickel. We are now truly friends and allied in the work we are doing. On Jan 18th, Whitney Wheeless our President, and twelve others from UUCB, welcomed the Rev. Kierstin Homblette, as a newly ordained Community Minister at Jefferson Unitarian Church, in Golden. This was a truly unique ceremony, in that for the first time in UUA history, a Minister was ordained by seven different congregations.
Fox Martin is now ten years old.
Random Thoughts: Personal Notes: It is with great satisfaction that Fred & I can tell you that our Grandson-in-Law, Moises Rodriguez-Luis, “won” his case in Immigration Court, and has been granted permanent residency in the United States! (We just have to keep leanin’ towards justice!) Also, we have finally achieved a path towards resolution for our daughter Kendall’s domestic issues with her ex-husband. Our heart-felt thanks go out to Diane Gollnick, and her efforts in making this happen. There are now a few less candles for us to light! You may, or may not, have noticed that one of us has consistently been lighting a candle for the past year or so. Now you know why.
With Love & Care, Barb