From our Minister

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. ~ Buddha 

We say goodbye to another year of challenge and celebration! 2022 reminded us that Covid still lurks around corners and we are still in a liminal time of waiting for a feeling of settled energy. But it was also a year that cried out for gatherings of friends and family we hadn’t been able to see and be with for months or years. We also celebrated 200 years of being a religious community and beacon of light in the Danbury area. And 2022 was a year where many of us became exhausted from bouncing back again, and again, and again! 

No matter how hard 2022 may have been, we can begin again. We can approach 2023 like the gift that it is: full of promise and opportunity. We can start fresh with new energy and purpose. And that’s what we need right now in our beloved community. We need each other to be willing to step up and participate in the areas where others have worked so hard and are now exhausted. Where will you give a bit of your time and how will you share your talents in this new calendar year at UUCD? We need greeters, tech hosts, Sunday Services Team members and welcomers, and we can always use religious education and buildings & grounds volunteers. The truth is that it takes every one of us contributing to make our community one that thrives with life and love. We need each other! Let’s begin again together and start 2023 with commitment and joy. 

Grateful to see a new year of possibility, 

Rev. Kathleen 

Our monthly community dinner and social action project experiment feedback survey has been delayed but it is coming soon! Look for it in the first week of January.