Our thoughts and good wishes continue to be with: Ellen & Don Lilley’s daughter-in-law Laura fell off her bike, last month, and broke her ankle. Mamta & Chris Saxman shared that Mamta’s younger brother; Milan Shah drowned Sunday, September 1st. He was only 37 years old and leaves behind a 5 and 2 year old. They would like your prayers and thoughts for his family. Mary Gray – long-time UUCB member is in Hospice care, at home, sleeping most of the time. As we were out of town I do not know how many of YOU were effected by the floods, but we wish you a speedy return to life as you knew it before. More about those affected by the floods next month.
Congratulations, Good Luck, Blessings, and Thanks to: Ellen & Don Lilley’s Granddaughter Ashley got married last month. Amy Self got a great job teaching elementary music in Adams 12 school district!! Marjory Walker and Howard Lambert celebrated 50 years of marriage on August 31st. To all that came and helped dry up our Sanctuary we are grateful. Your quick response was wonderful, and there was little evidence that anything had occurred by the time regular Services were held on Sunday Sept. 15th.
Kay Stevens who has been our Hospitality Minstry Coordinator for over a year we say YOU are a Star! Thanks really does not cover what she has done to keep UUCB humming!! She has passed the reins over to me, Barb, but she will continue to recruit and train people to do sound/video on Sundays and for special events. There is a sign-up sheet on the office counter every Sunday for ushers, coffee set-up & clean-up, and greeters, please make it easy for all of us, by adding your name to this list of important jobs. To all who have said Yes to me already (since I have been out of town twice in less than a month) I am grateful and I say THANK YOU.
Random Thoughts: It is always a joy when Irene Faivre returns to visit from Illinois. On her recent visit she was filled with the excitement that she felt during the service and especially in the coffee hour. Six of us, including Moi, had the pleasure of serving on the Search Committee for a year, meeting weekly, with her before recommending Rev. Howell Lind to the Board of Trustees as our choice to move us forward. She is now in a church that has grown stagnate under the leadership of a Minister who has been there for 22 years, and a congregation that is willing to settle for what is safe and comfortable. She dreams of a Consulting Minister. What we continue and have accomplished here at UUCB is beyond remarkable, and we have become a UUA “poster child”! Change is hard, but easier when done together! We are not yet done asking ourselves; What’s next?
With Love & Care,