The spiritual theme for June is "Joy"!
"Morning Song" by Rev. Peter
Chrissy Bushyager Named New Director of Religious Education
Please welcome Chrissy in her new role! She will begin serving as of August 1, 2017.
1) "Questions to Ponder" from Erica Shadowsong, the Interim Direcetor of Spiritual Exploration
IT’S APRIL! I am excited. I am excited for you, because this is the month when all the plans for next year’s spiritual exploration begin to take solid form! This year, you get to imagine a new year with a dynamic new religious educator. I have no doubt that you will find that perfect fit. I have always felt that UUCDC has much promise.
Click here for some things to be thinking about this month as we all anticipate meeting our permanent Director of Spritual Exploration!
2) Church Spring Clean-up on April 22 was a enjoyable success in the rain. :)
Property team leader, Dave Demarest, was pleased and thankful that all items on the check list were prefessionally completed by a great bunch of helpers!
3) Gala Banquet and Share the Plate to support Chester Eastside.
Our community outreach partner Chester Eastside Inc. transforms people's lives in Chester City every day. You can support this organization in two ways this month; by contributing through the monthy "Share the Plate" Sunday April 9th, and attending the April 29 fundraiser dinner gala. Read about it here!
1) The Annual Fund Drive is underway! Learn all about it here!
2) Search for a new Director of Religious Education
UUCDC seeks a DRE to lead the congregation’s Religious Education program. The DRE facilitates the delivery of programming for the spiritual enrichment of children and youth in accord with the congregation’s core values. Click here to learn all about it!
3) Rev. Peter's poem this month is based on the spiritual theme for February, "Identity".
Chile, Chocolate and Home Brew Challenge!
Dont miss this fun, popular community event on Feb. 11, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm!
Rev. Peter's poem this month is based on the spiritual theme for January, "Prophecy".
Find Peace and Love at the UUCDC December Services! (See Events Calendar below)
Rev. Peter's poem that follows for this month is based on the spiritual theme for December, "Presence".
Rev. Peter's poem that follows for this month is based on the spiritual theme for November, "Story".
In addition to a poem offering from Rev. Peter, it is important to highlight two news items this month. The first is a new video from the UUA. Called "We are Unitarian Universalists", it discusses the people of many backgrounds in our congregations, who have different beliefs, but shared values. Together, we offer a guided path towards a better you and a better world. Click here to get to know us in this short animated video.
The second is "Auction 2016" on November 5! Read about it here and use this on-line form to register an auction item. If you have trouble with the on-line form or would like additional information, contact Jane Seelaus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The poem that follows for this month is based on the spiritual theme for October, "Healing".
This year, Rev. Peter is offering up an original poem that is linked to our current spiritual theme or writing a newsletter "column", depending on what seems best. The spiritual theme for September is "Covenant".
This year, instead of writing a newsletter "column" each month, Rev. Peter is offering up an original poem that is linked to our current spiritual theme. The spiritual theme for the summer is "Simplicity".
This year, instead of writing a newsletter "column" each month, Rev. Peter is offering up an original poem that is linked to our monthly spiritual theme. The spiritual theme for May is "Blessing".
“Sense of Blessing”
I know what a blessing looks like,
and I’m not talking about a picture of
the Pope placing his cupped hands
on a child’s head.
It looks like the midnight delivery
of a stunned and wide-eyed Indian orphan
to her adoptive parents at the baggage claim
carousel in Terminal E of Logan Airport;
and a full moon rising over Mt. Katahdin
on an autumn night so clear and cold
it makes your teeth ache.