Heart Work

“Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t just an intellectual exercise:
it’s “heart” work.”

-from Loved into Being Service  

Dear Ones,

Rev Katie Kandarian-Morris

Our stewardship team has just about completed their efforts toward the UUFD budget for the next congregational year that will begin July 2021–an important year, as we move into the many new requirements that returning to in-person spaces will necessitate. The committed stewardship people have accomplished an incredible task, when we have not had the opportunities for personal, face-to-face conversations, the bodily feelings of excitment and visceral sensations about the importance of this faith home in our lives.

The budget is getting close to being finalized by the finance committee, then to be voted on by the Board of Trustees, so it can be presented to the membership, both to review at a session before the annual meeting, and then to vote on at the meeting itself (May 23rd). In the meantime, leaders and staff are working at putting together all we believe that we will need for the year ahead so that if and when the budget passes, we’ll be ready to get to work. We realize, that like a faith community itself, the budget is a work of faith; it’s heart work. We create it together based on mission and resources, and if we’re not able to get there, we adjust the ministries to accommplish what we are able. In the meantime, we prepare for all senarios. This year, especially. We’re living with increased uncertainty.

The UUA has given us a gift, creating a beautiful worship service dedicated to the importance of stewardship, Loved Into Being. It’s a reminder of the significance of this faith, of what who we are and what we can do together. I hope you enjoy it.

All Community Gathering

Our UUA Western Region Staff Contact, the Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh, will join us at UUFD on Zoom, Saturday, May 8th at 10am for “Facing the Next Challenge…Together!” This will be a chance for you to share how you’re feeling about our return to in-person gatherings, whether your emotions come with excitement or trepidation, or a mixture of both. Mark your calendar. Here’s the link to join.

Come Sunday

The May theme of “Story” begins this Sunday as we examine the notion of the “problem-saturated story.” With what strong story might we replace it? Join us this Sunday at 10amLogon here.

Always in the Love,

The Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris