A year and a half ago, when Joe asked me to consider being VP, I thought carefully before I said “yes,” because I understood that after a year, I would likely be president. But I never expected to be president at such a critical time. The last few months for me and for all of us have been a time of deep reflection, and of fear; and knowing that I would be president weighed heavily on me. Like all of you, I care deeply about this spiritual community, and I questioned how I could possibly lead our congregation during this pandemic. However, since the horrific murder of George Floyd, the country’s outrage at our systemic injustice, and the continued marches and demonstrations, I guardedly am hopeful.
By the time you read this, the UUA General Assembly will have come and gone. This year, FIVE members of our congregation attended, a first in the history of the UUSA! That speaks volumes to our congregation’s commitment to actively making the world a better place, and it can only mean that amazing things will be happening in the fall for our spiritual community and our larger community.
In the coming months when we are planning how to continue all the things we do, you are likely to be asked to help. Please say “yes.” Please consider joining a committee…all of our committees need new energy, new ideas, new faces. If you are looking for a way to deepen your connection with this community, contact any of us on the board or our office administrator. Lea says that her most important function is to keep us all connected, making sure we all feel a part of this congregation.
In Community, Susan Rice