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  • When you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an illness
  • When someone whom you loved has died or is dying
  • When you need to debrief an experience of a death or a crisis in your life
  • When you are scheduled to have surgery
  • When you or someone you care about is in the hospital
  • When you want someone to accompany you to a doctor’s appointment to be another listening ear as you walk through options for medical treatment
  • When you are having questions about the meaning of life or how to live a life of meaning making
  • When you want to talk about where and how you can offer your gifts and talents to the WUUC community
  • When you want to clarify something you think you heard your minister say
  • When you are struggling with your home, family or vocational life
  • When you just need to be listened to, not fixed
  • When you have questions about what it means to be a part of a spiritual community
  • When you want to shoot the breeze about things theo/thealogical or cosmological
  • When you have a recommendation for a fabulous ethnic restaurant, things to do for fun in the great state of Washington, to share your favorite place to walk, hike, kayak or bird
  • To pass along the name of a book that has stirred your soul
  • When you need someone else to hold your faith for you for a while

Never assume that I am too busy to talk or set up a time to meet with you. There is nothing more important to me then to listen to your stories. I can only do ministry if I have a sense of where you all are- of the things that keep you awake at night or of the things that give you joy, make you laugh.

I tend to be in the office Monday late mornings through afternoon, Tuesdays in the morning and afternoon, and Thursday in the morning (writing my sermons) and afternoons. Wednesdays I am in and out and Friday is my day off. I am available to meet weekday evenings as well. Just remember that ministry is not predictable, requiring flexibility and juggling when it comes to holding regular office hours. If you feel like dropping by, call first to see if I am available. Otherwise contact me via phone or email to set up a time to get together. Know that though clergy are mandatory reporters around issues of abuse, we are also held by a pastoral code of confidentiality around nearly all else.

Clergy are given their ministry by those whom they serve. I value the ministry you all are allowing me to engage in here at WUUC…

 

Peace, Shalom, Salaam,

Rev. Lo