As March winds down and April approaches, I have been thinking about the March and April “Soul Matters” themes of Journey and Wholeness. As I listen to your stories and look at the timeline project on the wall of the sanctuary, I learn more and more about what WUUC’s journey has been. And in talking to many of you, I learn more and more about where you want to go together as this journey continues. I think it is fitting that the theme of Wholeness follows the theme of Journey this year, because what I am sensing from you all is a desire to journey toward wholeness; a desire to heal the broken places, to grow in beloved community and to more fully live into our congregation’s covenant.
I am excited and honored to accompany you on this journey. I have been spending a great deal of time working on educational programming for the next year for both the children and adults which I believe will help us live even more deeply into our covenant and meet our future goals. My aim is to help the congregation foster and create an even more welcoming and inviting community; to bring an increased sense of joy and wonder to our work together; and to help us all lean into a shared ministry of beloved community.
In that spirit, I would like to encourage you to take some time to think about your individual strengths as well as the strengths of this congregation.
What are you good at? What do you love? What are your passions? What sparks joy in you?
What are we (WUUC) good at? What unique gifts do we have to share? What talents do we have that can be a blessing to the world?
If you have a few minutes, I would love to hear how you answered these questions. Drop me an email (BridgetDLL@wuuc.org), or call or stop by for a chat during my office hours. I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about the gifts of joy, passion and spirit we have in this amazing community.