Our new “church year” starts off with a bang, as we welcome Rev. Gordon Bailey and his wife, Lisa, to UUCVH! During their visit in May we got a glimpse of the energy and inspiration they will bring to our congregation. We look forward to having Rev. Gordon in the pulpit starting on Sunday, September 6! Please plan to join us as we welcome Rev. Gordon and Lisa on that Sunday with an Indian themed potluck luncheon celebration.
We have been talking for years about creating an outdoor play area for our children, and now the opportunity has arrived! You may have seen the photos, or maybe even taken a walk out behind our church building to admire the work done by Dustin Hunt and his fellow Boy Scouts for his Eagle Scout Project. They cleared weeds and debris and created a stepping stone path lined with potted succulents leading to the area west of the Sanctuary. We are now considering ways to make use of this area as a play/gardening space for the children in our RE program. They have already taken on the weekly task of watering the succulents. The board is now investigating what else we can do to create a safe and useable area for our youngest members. We welcome your input!
I look forward to seeing all of you at our traditional Ingathering/Water Ceremony this month and hearing your stories from summer activities. It doesn’t matter whether the water is authentic, symbolic or virtual—most important is the sense of community we feel as memories are shared!