by Debra Oria
Happy New Year one and all!
A new year brings renewed hope and a fresh outlook. There were many crossroads and discussions about COVID-19 and the challenges that Mother Nature presented us with last year. Among the nuts and bolts there have also been several jewels for which to be grateful. Not the least of these is our new minister, Rev. Kathleen, whom I am very happy to work with and to have as UUCD’s spiritual guide. We have a strong BOT, who works together in the best interest of our congregation. We have many dedicated leaders throughout our congregation who generously lend their time and voice in support of what we hold dear. There has been re-emergence of some “normalcy” in returning to in-person services and lifting our voices in song. I was moved by how many of us were in attendance on Membership Sunday last month, and to see the in-person return of our children!
At the Board Retreat in 2021, the theme of growing our congregation, including outreach and improved marketing, emerged. To that end the UUCD website is under construction for a redesign. Meanwhile we continue to roll with what arises to meet the ever-changing circumstances that have become our new reality. I believe we have good things to look forward to in this new year.
Please don’t hesitate to come to any of us on the Board with any suggestions you may have. On a monthly basis each of us hosts a breakout room after Sunday service to take your questions and suggestions. I will be your host in January. We wish you all a happy new year!