It’s finally here! This is the month that we formally “install” Rev. Gordon as our settled minister, with a very special ceremony on Sunday, February 21 at 4:00 pm. It’s been a long and exciting road, beginning with our year-long search process, then candidating week, “call to ministry”, and bringing Rev. Gordon and Lisa to California.
In UU tradition, an Installation Ceremony is held for a settled minister during the first year of service to the new congregation, and that time has arrived for us. Since September, Rev. Gordon and Lisa have become a dynamic and beloved part of our community. Now we get to CELEBRATE this long-term commitment and relationship ceremonially with ministers and representatives from the wider community. We will be especially honored to have Rev. Gordon’s friend and colleague, former UUA President Rev. William G. Sinkford, deliver the Installation address. Please plan to attend, and watch for further details and information on how you can help.
As we begin our journey with Rev. Gordon, please be thinking about your vision for our church. Our Canvass/Pledge Campaign this year will include small focus groups where you can share your thoughts on what this church means to you and what you wish for the future, while you consider how you can support this vision financially. Everyone will be invited to attend one of the groups, and Rev. Gordon and the board look forward to learning about your hopes and dreams for our future together.
Speaking of the board, I would like to let you know that our board this year has been giving serious consideration to many important issues, both financial and organizational, in order to ensure a long and thriving future for our congregation. If you have a chance, please thank each of our board members for their dedication, thoughtfulness and productive work.
Let Valentine’s Day remind us of the love shared among members of this beloved community, and help us remember to share that love with others in the larger community and beyond.
President of the Board of Trustees