Unitarian Universalist Congregation
of Northern Chautauqua

companionship  on  life's  sacred  journey

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. – Steve Maraboli

A Message From Our Minister

Resilience: Our ability to heal, to bounce back after a difficulty, to meet a challenge.

With the official start of spring on March 21, we welcome the season of resilience. Spring is a testimony to the life force and its ability to infuse and encourage. There is much joy in seeing green appear once more, and especially the earliest flowers that brave the in-between time of spring – a time when cold and snow are still possible and often present, yet each day grows longer, the sun brighter and we know completely the time of no-snow and warmer temperatures is near.

So, too, with the challenges we face in our personal and communal lives. At some point, we reach the season of possibility, and though things might still seem a bit unsteady or uncertain, we can see beyond to a future that holds promise.

May we each find ourselves closer to the spring season in our hearts, as we touch into the resilience of the season and welcome the changes before us.

With every good wish,