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

Happy Leap Day! What a fabulous day to leap into a favorite season of mine–Stewardship.

I know not everyone agrees, but I love the Stewardship season. It is an amazing time to think about our community and what it means to us. It is a time to recommit ourselves to the community. It is a time to hear from other members of our community what this place means to them, and it is a time to dream about our future. Yes, it is a time to also indicate how we will be financially supporting the community, but that is also wrapped up in all of these elements.

The 2023-2024 Program year was a significant one in our recovery of our infrastructure, energy and equilibrium after the pandemic. Coming from some challenging economic times, this past year we really stepped up and made a commitment. We made it through all of the challenges without significantly cutting staff or programming. In this next coming year, we will be in a position to start dreaming big again.

Our theme this year is Growing Our UUCP Garden. We will be looking at the seeds that have been planted from those who created and nurtured this community and looking at our role as the current gardeners and planters. From our Framework project that is giving us direction and dreams to our amazing youth programming to the rich adult formation classes to the wide diversity of music that we have, our soil is rich.

We are hoping we can count on you to tell us that you’ll be gardening with us in the 2024-2025 program year. Will you please fill out this form to confirm your involvement and to let us know how much financial support we can expect from you next year? You can fill out this easy form right here to help us GROW OUR GARDEN!