Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Northern Chautauqua

companionship on life's sacred journey

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
— T.S. Eliot (Little Gidding)

Farewell From Our Minister

THANK YOU!!! What a most delightful and beautiful farewell potluck brunch you gave me June 28th. I am so appreciative of all the efforts given to make it a tasty, welcoming event, full of finesse! Heartfelt thanks to Cate and to Judy S. in particular for their wonderful organizing and coordination of things. And thanks, too, to all others who helped with setup and cleanup. And thanks to all who came and brought tasty treats and good hearts. I think there were around 50 of us!

So much caring and such great food – what a send-off and completion to this chapter in our ministry together. I was so touched by the beautiful blessing you gave me and I look forward to buying a plant that will remind me of my time with all of you in ministry for my yard with the gift certificate you gave me. I loved the songs sung to me! Such fun, though bittersweet at moments.

Your next minister will be a lucky soul, as I have been, to be blessed by connection with you all.

With all good wishes to each of you,