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Membership Matters by Barb Richards

BarbWe honor members, friends, visitors 

Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with:  Judy Hunter who had her second knee replacement last month.  Kristyn Christman-McCarty was sporting a tall velcro boot last month, but it did not effect her beautiful voice.

Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to:  Emily Conger has received her acceptance to Meadville Lombard Theological School.  She and Ted will be staying in Boulder!  Julie Zahniser and Eric Wilson became proud parents of Elijah Zander Wilson on March 1st; arriving at 6 lbs. 7 oz and 20 inches long.  During March, Alex Mazzola, the Colorado Director of Wolf PAC, an organization aspiring to limit political election spending, was featured in a one-hour program on KGNU radio with Donna Kuntzler.  Diana Hultgren has an exciting job as Palliative Care and Oncology Chaplain, University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington, KY.  Her email will remain the same.  Oscar and Leo Wheeless born one year ago on April 1 to sister Julie.  As Aunt Whitney, Uncle Jim, Eliott & Miles say, “What a year”! Allison Burgess who attends Casey Middle School where she was the featured singer in a production of Mulan. To Morganne Howell who was a member of UUCB, along with her family from approximately 1998 to 2006, until the Howell family was transferred abroad. She is currently a sophomore at The University of Notre Dame, and has been accepted by the UU College of Social Justice for a summer Internship with the Puente activists in Phoenix, AZ. She will be working with them for 6-8 weeks this summer, awarded living quarters, and a stipend. Morganne has also received the “American Dream” grant from Notre Dame, which she will work on concurrently.  Her proposal and aim is to research grassroots community organizing, intentional communities, and festivals.  She is interested in how this relates to themes of democracy and community organizing.

Random Thoughts:  I am still basking in the glow from Howell’s “Fifty Years of Preachin’ and Teachin’ celebration; culminating on Sunday morning with Rev. Scott Tayler — UUADirector of Congregational Life in our pulpit.  He honored the many things we need to be proud of, and that we have accomplished in the last six years; which other congregations are beginning to adopt.  It has been a wild and crazy ride, but our hard work has brought us national recognition, leading to UUCB being selected as one of the 2014 Breakout Congregations!  This is a significant award given annually by the UUA.  We will be officially recognized at this summer’s General Assembly, in Providence, RI.

Special thanks to Whitney Wheeless & Jim Rowe for an incredible DVD, Jenny & Hilton Fitt-Peaster for planning, set-up, and clean-up, Fred Cole, MC, Ralph Hanson for AV equipment, Jean LaDue for lovely flowers and ambiance, Paula Baase for set-up, Deborah Berioli for music; and my Sunday Morning Volunteer Staff for a special coffee reception.  Janet Kern, George Wolf, Jean, Deb Hoff & Susan Secord made it happen.  Janet had a creative idea which enlisted Mary Jean, Peter and Dianne Ewing making many delicious pies including cherry, Howell’s favorite.

 

Love & Care, Barb

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