Minister’s Message May 2019

Dearest Members and Friends of CVUUF,

 

I am excited to explore the theme of ‘Curiosity’ with you this month. When it comes to curiosity, we often leave out ourselves and what’s right in front of us. Saint Augustine captured this perfectly when he wrote, “People go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”

So, this month you are invited to get curious and wonder about yourself and our community.

 

We begin this Sunday, May 5th, by asking “What If?”  What if money were used to connect us rather than separate us? To help rather than control? What if we were guided less by scarcity thinking and fear and more by love and possibility? I invite you to join us in getting curious about your role in the extraordinary work of this Fellowship.

 

Then next week, on May 12th, we’ll be celebrating our legacy as a congregation. We’ll be asking questions of members who’ve been here for 25 years or more, to learn what has kept them here and dedicated to this community for so long. How have they grown spiritually through their commitment to Unitarian Universalism and this Fellowship?

 

The following week, on May 19th, we’ll move into the future of our congregation, celebrating our graduating youth, wondering what the future may hold for them. Join us for this very special service, celebrating the ‘Bridging’ of our graduating seniors, and honoring the amazing volunteers in our Religious Education program. There will be one service ONLY at 10 am this day.

 

And on Memorial Day Sunday, we’ll be exploring creation stories from different world religions.

 

Each week will answer a new set of questions and employ our curiosity. As always, we invite you to engage with our Art Wall in Fellowship Hall. Bring or draw pictures, write poems, express what you’re curious about. We hope you’re curious enough to join us all month!

 

In faith and curiosity,

 

Reverend Nica

 

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