President’s Message, February 2020

“The Eskimo has 52 names for snow because it is important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” ~ Margaret Atwood

With the month of February comes Saint Valentine’s Day. This holiday is recognized as a significant celebration of romance and love. With that being said, I would like to send some special Valentine’s wishes and “show some love” to some people within our fellowship.

The first Valentine goes to CJ Rhoads for all of the great work that she did working with the children and putting together the play for our Christmas Eve service. She held many rehearsals with the children and put together the mouse costumes and stage props. The children did a marvelous job and everyone in the audience was delighted by the story of “Crumbfest”. Thank you, CJ.

The second Valentine goes to Trish Rooney for the work that she did kicking off the “UU the Vote” initiative for our fellow- ship on January 12. The event had 18 people in attendance. The highlight was the education that Trish provided regarding Fair Districts PA. The conversation was lively, and attendees felt more informed about the issue of fair districts and what actions they can take to support this initiative. Trish is working on getting someone from Fair Districts PA to come to our fellowship to provide further information on the issues. Stay tuned for further details. Thank you, Trish. I would be remiss if I did not also thank Kay Price for coordinating the potluck that evening.

The next Valentine goes to the people of our fellowship. We had two special initiatives that culminated on Christmas Eve. The first was to decorate our mitten tree. The tree ended up being fully decorated with hats and mittens and under the tree were baskets filled with more items, including socks. These items were then donated to the Pottstown Cluster. In addition, we had a special collection during our Christmas Eve Service, again with the proceeds going to the Pottstown Cluster. We raised over $600 that night. Now that’s “showing some love!” Thank you to all who donated.

The final update is in regard to our windows. While I am writing this article in mid-January, I am hoping that by the time you read this in the February Sojourner, you will see that our new windows have been installed. I was notified that they would start work on January 27.

In keeping with the theme of St. Valentine’s Days, I will close with one of my favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss: “We are all a little weird, and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them, and fall in mutual weirdness, and call it love.”

Yours in weirdness, Linda

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