Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.
~ Marianne Williamson
Transformation is the Soul Matters theme for the month of April. It seems fitting as the earth transforms from winter to spring, for real, right? It fits the theme of Easter and new beginnings. It feels right to have our Installation Service on April 8, one day shy of the first anniversary of my own ordination. Have I told you what a privilege it is to serve here? Have I told you how right it feels to be your minister? If you haven’t heard it from me, hear it now. This is good for me and I’m grateful to be here serving you.
What’s next for us? Our further transformation is ours to direct. As we look at our impact on the wider world, I believe we have far more influence than we give ourselves credit for. I am curious about all that is possible together, how we might move our world to be more just, more compassionate, and more joyful. We already do much to support our community through our monthly outreach offering and through our Got Lunch summer program; it makes me wonder how we might further engage. We do this not just to transform the community around us but to be transformed ourselves. We make the world we will live in and I want to make it better together. I welcome your ideas and enthusiasm.
So many behind-the-scenes things have been happening in the last month. Several task groups have formed to address building use and upkeep. As I’m sure you’ve noticed, some really deep cleaning has happened. I’m impressed with the level of commitment and frankly just hard work that has been put into our fellowship building. Wow, and thank you to all those who stepped up to make that happen! Wow, and thank you to the Stewardship Committee for all their work too. We’ll let you know more on the results as more pledges are returned. Let me add another thank you to all those who have already made their pledge.
In Faith and Love, Rev. Linda