We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
~ Joseph Campbell
I am thrilled about the numerous exciting things coming up in the new congregational year. Many of those things are experiments and may be different than what we’ve seen or done in the past. Some experiments fly in the face of what we think congregational engagement should look like or what we planned in the past. But if you’re willing to take a chance on some new ideas, and let go of some past ways of thinking and being and doing at UUCD, together we may just find a way to thrive! It’s really not unlike what we do in our personal lives as we learn to let go of things we’ve planned or become comfortable with, in order to embrace something even better, more effective, and beneficial.
The new ideas begin to take shape as we return to community after Summer months of travel for some, spending time with family for some, loss and grief for some, rest and rejuvenation for some, and much more. It’s good to come back together and see each other’s faces, hear each other’s stories, and recommit to our mission as a beloved community. We are so much stronger when we are together! While I have had a wonderful Summer, I’m looking forward to singing together, breaking bread together, learning together, working together, and trying new things together. I hope you can feel the love and support that we give to and receive from one another. Perhaps you know of someone who would benefit from our community and you will make it a part of your own mission to invite them to a UUCD event in September. Let’s come together at our Homecoming Service on September 11th, and celebrate!
We have so much to look forward to in this new congregational year: our 200th Anniversary celebration in October, having former ministers as guest speakers, monthly community dinners and social action projects for all ages, as well as special concerts, welcoming new members, and the list goes on. I can’t wait to see you in September!
With gratitude for all that is our life,
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