Have you ever noticed the small stitch of red thread at the corner of the rectangular white table cloths used for special occasions in our Fellowship Hall? They were carefully sewn on long ago by one of our members to distinguish these tablecloths from the square ones without having to unfold them.
Do you ever remark on the beautiful large stones in our succulent garden along the sidewalk on Dunsmore Ave.? Have you noticed the nasturtiums that occasionally pop up amid the other plants there? The stones were chosen from a quarry, and their delivery was arranged, by an artist in our midst. And the flowers are descendants of seeds planted with a former minister and showered with water from our flower communion ceremony.
Where have you seen these words: “service, peace, truth, help, reverence”? This banner along with the tapestry depicting our garden area and our beautifully quilted UUCVH banner, all hanging in our sanctuary, were lovingly created by our members over the years.
Each Sunday morning we enjoy the beauty of the stained glass window in our sanctuary, donated in memory of one of our congregants. We also enjoy the comfort of soft seat covers knitted or stitched by some of our talented members. And when you open your hymnal you may see a name plate for someone who donated funds to purchase the hymnal.
So many hands have touched our church with love. Signs of caring are all around us--books and toys donated to our classrooms, decorated walls, flower arrangements for Sunday services, paintings, holiday decorations…It is good to feel the legacy of all these caring people and to be in community with all of you.
President of the Board of Trustees