I moved to Durango from Oregon in July 2013. I was raised in a UU church, but I had not been a church goer in all my adult years. I’d had community which often overlapped with my eclectic spirituality. Church didn’t appeal to me. Didn’t need it…
When I moved to Durango I knew I needed community. I needed friends. I needed someplace to explore spirituality. UUFD seemed like a good place to check out. It quickly became clear to me that being involved in UUFD would work for me. I never imagined what an important part of my life it would become.
I’d read the “Path to Membership” early on. I felt comfortable being an active “Friend”. I gave time, treasure and talent. I didn’t want to be a “member”. I didn’t want to be on the Board, nor did I want to chair a committee. It didn’t matter to me that I couldn’t vote. I was content.
Then last spring I noticed a little nudge inside of me when the annual meeting came up. Maybe I did want to have an official voice through the voting process. That lingered in me for a while. Over the next few months a few members asked me if I was ready to become a member. Hmm, was I? It became clear to me that I really did want a vote. Especially I wanted my voice to count when it came to calling Rev. Katie. I want to keep her with us. She has enriched my UUFD experience in so many ways. I joined. I was ready.