A picture of Reverend Christine at the pulpit during her installation ceremony

Note: This week’s column is from Brigitta Vieyra, while Reverend Christine is on vacation.

As a covenantal tradition, Unitarian Universalists know in our bones that life is not a solo act. We know finding grounding in times of anxiety and agony has a lot to do with what is inside each of us and equally depends on what is between us. Resilient people arise from resilient relationships. This week, I’d like to share two ways our congregation embodies caring as a mutual responsibility. 

One of the active ways we practice care-full commitments to one another is through UUCP’s Caring Ministries Team. Caring Ministries offers support and presence so that no one feels alone in our community when times of hardship and struggle visit our lives. If you are in need of compassionate listening ears and would like a companion of loving presence, please reach out to Rev. Christine or caring@phoenixuu.org

A newer way we will embody caring for one another in this year is with the emergence of a new small group, Keeping our Faith in an Election Year, facilitated by Lydia Yanik. This small group will meet on a monthly basis to carve out a deliberate space for spiritual sustenance to move through an election year in a faith forward way. Compass will share more details about this offering once all the details are finalized.

May these two compassionate offerings connect us to our warmth inside and ignite a fire of care-full commitments to nourish one another through the year. 

In faith,