It’s hard to think of September without remembering my childhood because September was the return to school. Along with that was the expectation that things would be different than the year before. That expectation always held up.
Expectation is the theme for September. I expect that things will be different at the UUCLC than last year. For one thing, we have several new staff members who are working hard and making a difference. We’ll soon be kicking off a different stewardship drive. We’ll be taking a different look at what it means to be an intercultural congregation.
That’s not all. We’ve lined up a host of new musicians for worship. We’re re-engaging in the Las Cruces Pride Fest with a booth. And, we’ll be searching for a new director of religious education.
What a difference a year makes!
I invite you to bring your expectations with you every time you set foot on campus. Let us hear what expectations you have for this beloved community. And also let us hear how you’ll contribute to assure those expectations get fulfilled.
Here’s to the end of summer and the expectations of another church year!
I did a lot of reading over the summer and I will provide a list of books for the October Light. In the meantime, this article from the Daytona Beach News-Journal might be of interest to the animal lovers in our congregation (of which there are many). It is a difficult subject and the article is entitled, Talking About Pets: When it’s time to say goodbye by Barry KuKes who is the community outreach director for the Halifax Humane Society.