Courage is vulnerability. Vulnerability is courage. Like shadow and light, neither one can exist without the other. – Wai Lan Yuen
A Message From Our Minister
Spring will arrive with the spring equinox on March 20, when the hours of day and night are equal. It’s a good time to remember balance, holding our hopes and our disappointments in perspective, and perhaps looking forward to a time of growing light — more activity and growth, and more possibilities for creating and working towards our dreams.
Connecting with our larger UU movement can be something that engages and inspires. It can be a renewing and exciting experience, especially right for the turn of the seasons.
At the end of March, the UU District — a geographical region that shares UU resources — we belong to (St. Lawrence [SLD]) will again combine with our adjoining district (Ohio-Meadville) to hold a special event for all of us in this region: District Assembly (“DA”). It will start Friday evening, March 28, and end Saturday afternoon, in Erie, PA (so close to us!) at the Avalon Hotel. There will be a special lecture Friday night and a concert followed by a coffee house, a keynote presenter Saturday morning, a host of workshops on a variety of topics on Saturday, and a business meeting. Something, really, for everyone.
I hope all of you will consider going and carpool if you can. Meet other UUs! Enjoy time with UUCNC members comparing notes! Bring back great ideas for health and joy for UUCNC!
Please talk to me or any board member if you’re interested in attending. We do have leadership funds available to help with registration costs. For more info and to register, please go to www.sld.uua.org/conggrowth/districtassembly. We are a fair share congregation (we pay our full share of “dues” to SLD), which means $10 off the registration cost for members of our congregation.
I look forward to seeing you at DA in Erie, March 28-29!
With every good wish,