Minister’s Musings May 2019

Dear Ones- Welcome to May!

May is so beautiful here on Delmarva, isn’t it? The Spring days are longer, the temperature nearly perfect, Spring flowers are in full bloom, and the trees and grass are lush and green. (And, OK…yes…the allergies are also in full swing!)

At UUFS, too, May will be a beautiful month. For the first two weeks we’ll be continuing the exploration we started last month of the Sources of our faith.

On May 5 we’ll focus on “Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life”.   The worlds religious traditions have so very much to offer us.  They help us to expand our understanding not only of others, but of ourselves, as well.

So this week we’ll focus on Sikhism. While many of us seem to have some understanding of Buddhism, Islam, or Hinduism, perhaps.  We are far less familiar with Sikhism.  Worship Associate Ron Pagano is out to change that!

On May 12 we will consider “Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love”. Worship Associate Jen Barnes and I will be considering “Prophetic Women” as our topic.   And here’s some more really exciting news about that week: our special guest musicians will be Professors John Wesley Wright and Danielle Cummings from the Salisbury University Music Department along with their students Dylan Williams and Joshua Dennis.

How wonderful will THAT be!

The last 2 weeks of the month will be our “end of year” activities.

On May 19 we will be honoring the new members who have joined our community this year, and then we will hold our annual congregational meeting immediately after the service. The congregational meeting is an important opportunity to celebrate the successes of our year, to elect new Board members, and to focus on the important work of our community.  Remember: we have “congregational polity”- which means that YOU are the most important part of our congregation.  Without each of us pulling together we simply could not exist.  Please join us!

And then, on the last Sunday of the month, May 26, we will hold our annual “End of Year” pot-luck picnic. I believe a vital aspect of Unitarian Universalism is gratitude.  This pot-luck picnic is a very real way that we show our gratitude for all those who do so much for our community and to celebrate the completion of another church year.

And I’ll see YOU at UUFS!

Wishing you peace and blessings,

Rev John

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