“Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?” Do you recognize these words from our September song of the month? It was brought to my attention (by a scientist I know) that they come from an interesting and unusual source: a painting by Paul Gaugin. Try googling the words and check out the Wikipedia entry to see the symbolic painting and its background. Knowing the source adds an extra dimension to the haunting melody and thought provoking words.
So…Where do we come from? (i.e.: what’s been happening around UUCVH)
It was wonderful to have such a good turnout for our guest speaker, Sam Morris, on Sunday, August 31. And those who attended his full presentation in September enjoyed an educational and inspiring evening! Thanks to Terresa Carson-Jones for arranging for these presentations and getting the word out. It was also good to be together at our ingathering service and water ceremony, and to share stories of summer times. At this writing plans are taking shape for the Ordination ceremony of Summer Albayati-Krikeche. We are excited to welcome her back to our church as she becomes a full-fledged minister.
And…Where are we going? (i.e.: what’s coming up)
As you may know, our UUCVH board and committee chairs met for a “retreat” toward the end of the summer to make plans and discuss our visions for the coming year. The giant chart paper and markers came out and we brainstormed ways to continue to inspire members of our congregation, and also to make UUCVH more visible and accessible to the surrounding community. The result was a long “wish list” which we have tried to prioritize and narrow down to several doable goals. What are they? To find out, be sure to join us at the Salad Luncheon after the service on Sunday, October 5.
We’d love to share our goals with you and get your ideas and feedback. I look forward to seeing you all there!