Happy Summer!

June 30, 2017

My friends,

This is the time of year when I ‘go to the well.’ I am soon heading off for summer holidays in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There I’ll be spending time with family and friends, visiting old haunts, and lazing time away by looking at, swimming in, and being on water. When I return in late July, my time of study leave begins; while not actively ministering with you, I will be reading and planning, scheming and preparing for the year ahead.  Our first morning service is on September 3, and our theme for September is WELCOME; it will be wonderful to be welcomed back by one another into the fullness of our community life together.

If you have need of pastoral support during these months, please contact a Committee on Ministry team member…Paula Greenwood, Todd Barr, or Ben Wolfe…or a Board member.  They can connect you with a UU minister serving as support for you, or in an emergency, can reach me.

There’s a wonderful potpourri of Sunday evening services planned. Come at 7pm each week to experience community and informal worship/reflection/music. And, if you’re longing for more UFP connection, why not plan an outing or gathering? Just select a date and place to meet (a restaurant or pub, a movie, a theatre, a park, a lake…) and send the information to Elaine by 1pm on any Thursday. Your ‘invite’ will be in Friday’s FLAME.

May you too find ways to to ‘go to the well’ this summer…to refresh your soul and your body…and to be held in the loving embrace of all that is.

Rev. Julie