Our April theme of “transformation” ties in well with our scheduled stories of change, and our examination of our place in the Universe with our RE Sunday service on the 23rd, titled “Blue-Green Hills of Earth.” As Spring brings us warmer weather and the emergence of new life, we’re reminded that transformation happens around us on a regular basis. An important part of Unitarian Universalism is the sense of mystery and wonder that triggers a “Wow!” feeling inside us. This month’s RE Sunday, which is an Earth Day focused service, uses the congregation’s imagination and a system of maps to draw our gaze outward, from our street, to our city, to our state – all the way to our Milky Way galaxy. Part of this service involves a “Recycling Offering,” so please bring a recyclable item of some kind with you to contribute.
At the end of the month, I will be attending Regional Assembly in Chicago as part of my continuing education for the church year, which helps to create some professional transformation. I am looking forward to the workshops I have registered for, “CommUUnity@Heart” led by Nancy Combs-Morgan, and “Resources for Small Congregations” led by Nancy Combs-Morgan and Phillip Lund. If you will also be attending Regional Assembly and would like to meet up for a meal or worship, send me an email, or come and see me on a Sunday morning, and I’d be happy to share my cell phone number with you so we can connect while we’re there.
April’s Spiritual Practice Saturday will be the last in the series. Our focus for the month will be cooking and eating together, and will take place at the church on Saturday, April 15th, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. We will be working together to prepare some brunch favorites, which we will then enjoy together. I would like to thank all of you who have come to one (or more!) of the Spiritual Practice Saturday events this year. It was wonderful to try out various ways to recharge and reconnect with something larger alongside all of you. If you’ve enjoyed the multigenerational opportunities and are concerned about Spiritual Practice Saturdays ending, don’t despair. I have plans in the works for some other great new options for next church year.
Since I will be out of town at the end of this month, we have a need for an additional teacher the last Sunday in April, so please consider coming upstairs to enjoy some Seuss filled fun in RE this month. Many thanks to those of you who have already signed up!
April RE Volunteer Opportunities
- April 2nd: What was I Scared of? Leader: NEEDED Reader: Lois Burnett
- April 9th: I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today Leader: NEEDED Reader: Collin Ray
- April 16th: Practice for RE Sunday
- April 23th: NO RE CLASS—Multigenerational Service “Blue Green Hills of Earth”
- April 30th: McElligot’s Pool Leader: #1 NEEDED Leader: #2 NEEDED Reader: NEEDED
Sign up is available at church, online (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4eaeae2aabff2-religious), or via email to the DRE.