Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to: Reed Bailey’s daughter at age forty-five has finished a double major in Sociology and Creative Writing — Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado. Michael and Diana King are pleased to welcome their second granddaughter, Lamorra Sage Day, born January 21, in Denver. Susan and Tim Bailey share the joy, at the birth of their new grandson, Owen, on February 3rd, in North Carolina. We always want to share and celebrate in these special occasions.
Special welcome to New Members: Jesse Colman-McGill, Francis Coverdell, Danielle Fuller, Bridget Hanna, Melissa Kampt, Shawn Lindabury, Lynn Malkinson, Alex Mazzola, Helen McGrath, Kate Monk-McKenzie and her children Demi & Skye (we welcome you back into our community) Heather Ogren, Eva Raschke and her children Linus and Simon, Briana Robustelli, John Rushton, Mark Thompson, and Jane White (another returning member). We are pleased you have joined us.
Random Thoughts: Change — what does it mean to YOU? We have “changed” in the last five years –We have “changed” in the last month — We have even “changed” in the past week! Change is hard for many of us, but at age 77, belonging to my third UU Church, I can still honestly say I am here, because of where we are; and what we are about to become.
Recently Fred and I attended another UU church, where we were not greeted as warmly, as we try to do here each Sunday. We were not offered a visitor’s name-tag. Their service included an All-Ages segment, where the children were brought up to the chancel. They sat there staring, with glazed-eyes, listening to a message which was not really for them. We were also surprised when the Congregation applauded each musical interlude, which broke the spiritual feeling that we have grown to appreciate.
Finally, visitors were asked to take a special “colored cup”, during coffee, which did not bring people “running up to us” to introduce themselves. We are still a work in progress, but in the meantime, let us keep practicing our “radical hospitality” My Sunday Morning Volunteer Staff: Greeter(s), Ushers, Coffee Set-uppers, and Coffee Clean-uppers continue to do along with Caitlin Moore’s sound crew. YOU are all appreciated, and YES, it takes a church to create community and to make us happen!!
With Love & Care, Barb