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Membership Matters by Barb Richards

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Our Thoughts and Good Wishes continue to be with:  Rosemary Lohndorf and her parents John and Lilo Fowler.  Her Father is recovering from knee surgery done in November, and her Mother is dealing with health issues as well.  Jean LaDue and Betty Skipp as Jean’s Mother, Marjory LaDue, age 99 died November 25th.  Jean and Betty spent several days in Wisconsin attending to her funeral and other matters.  Jenny and Hilton Fitt-Peaster, Becky, Thad and Fox Martin, and all the rermaining family on the death, December 13th of Jenny’s Mom, Martha Kappel, age 90.  She had been in hospice care, for over 14 months, with the continued support of Ed Baker, her partner for over 20 years.  A Celebration of her Life will be held April 17, 2015 at UUCB.

Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to:  Last month Josie Heath, President of the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, and a member of UUCB, gave the closing remarks at a White House ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of Community Foundations in America.  Recent new members, Emily Valerio and John Bertin became engaged (ask to see her ring, John designed it)! Steve and Heidi Todd are delighted and proud that their oldest granddaughter Lauren, a Senior at the University of Colorado, was awarded her Phi-Beta-Kappa key, last month.  Karen Morgan has downsized, having recently moved into 795 square foot condo. Karen is especially proud that she has reduced her own carbon footprint.

Random Thoughts:  When you are re-thinking your New Year’s resolutions, hopefully volunteering at your/our Church will be on your “To Do” list.  Have you noticed that families with children have been greeting you on Sunday mornings?  My special thanks to The Martin Family, The Wheeless/Rowe Family, The Hughes Family, The Weinstein Family and The Raschke Family as they have been covering the same Sunday every month since September.  They made this commitment, as a result of their participation in Family Matters.  The Young Adults are the awesome Coffee Hosts the first Sunday of every month!  Last, but far from least, Ellen and Don Lilley have committed to be our Ushers the first Sunday of each month.  Julie and Bob Ford, have said they will Usher, every fourth Sunday, of the month.  A pledge of service can be as satisfying, as a pledge of money.  We always need 6-8 volunteers each Sunday for Ushering, Coffee set-up, Coffee clean-up and Sound (Caitlin Moore is terrific in coordinating these people) for our services.  The training and procedures (or as Dan Anderson says “the Methodism”) are in place to make it really easy for YOU.  Please find something YOU want to do, can commit to doing regularly, and that is comfortable for YOU to do.  Then say “YES” to that — or at least say “YES”, when asked!

With Love & Care, Barb

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