We are in a period of change and great potential. I, as an Agnostic Unitarian Universalist, want to share a Biblical quote with you. Good prose is good prose.
This year is getting off to a magical start. I am behind the times already but running fast to catch up.
I am sorry to report that Sheryl Abbott has had to resign from the RVUUF Board due to a family medical issue. At our last Board meeting we sent her off with our love, hugs and positive thoughts. Thank you Sheryl and our positive thoughts are with you.
This is my first letter to the Fellowship and I would like to take the opportunity to thank Delores Nims for her great leadership over the past two years. She has worked hours and hours to try to get the Fellowship back on track and I believe she has succeeded in most all ways. Thank you, Delores!
As I assume the presidency of the board I am humbled by the task. I love this fellowship and have great expectations for its future. I look at the first words of our Mission Statement and I am in awe at the “EMBRACE DIVERSITY” statement. I am an agnostic but I have great friends that are atheists and many that are traditional Christian souls. They all have a place in our Fellowship and I honor them all!
As we move into this coming year let us all embrace diversity and celebrate that we are all a part of the whole that we call the Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
I love you all!
RVUUF Board of Directors
This is my last President’s post as I am handing the gavel to …? I want to thank my fellow Board members and the Congregation for the opportunity to serve as your president for the past two years. This position has changed me. I have a greater appreciation for our community and increased self-confidence. I intend to remain on the Board another year to ensure a smooth transition to the new president. I love how RVUUF has evolved in the past two years. We are making every child, youth, and adult who walks in the front door feel cherished.
I am pleased to report that our RVUUF staff and volunteers are doing a great job. The Finance Committee has created a 2016-17 budget. Stewardship, led by Jim Meckel, has nearly completed the pledge drive, which included inspiring talks on gratitude by Mary Rexford, Krynn Lukacs and Shaun Garner.
I am a lame duck president and soon RVUUF will have another Board president. But I intend to stay on the Board another year.
Our Beloved Community is a place where we care about and care for each other. Here are just a few ways congregants have expressed their caring by contributing time, treasure and talent to RVUUF. Continue reading
Kudos to Krynn Lukacs for her Craft Fair in December. There were 15 stations staffed by volunteers where participants could make various craft projects, anything from gingerbread houses to bourbon balls to jewelry; something for everyone. What an amazing idea and organizational achievement.
As I write this, I ask myself, “What does the congregation want or need to know at this time?” Having retired from her teaching position at Bryn Mawr, Krynn Lukacs has brought her many skills and passion to our RE program. We are all grateful to have more family events, e.g. dinners and craft fairs. Yea, Krynn!