Dear Ones,

This month, instead of one long article, I have a number of small things to share.

If you are a Facebook user, please like People’s Church on Facebook—we announce events and activities and I sometimes share reflections on current events. You are also welcome to friend me on Facebook. (My practice is to friend every People’s person who wants to be my friend, but not make friend requests myself. Not everyone wants their minister to see their Facebook posts and I respect that.) About 90% of what I post is pictures of my family. If you’re not a Facebook user and would like to see pictures of my son, let me know. I will gladly share the latest ones.

Would you be interested in speaking briefly about how People’s Church has made a difference in your life and leading the congregation in the Bond of Union on an upcoming Sunday morning? Let me know—and I will schedule a time for you to speak.

Finally, a reminder of times when you might want to call/text/email/facebook message/grab a coffee or a meal with your minister:

  • When you are in the midst of struggle.
  • When you would like to know me better and would like me to know you better.
  • When you would like your child to know me better and would like me to know your child better.
  • When you are in the hospital and would like me or other members of the church to know. (Once, hospitals called churches to let them know that our members were hospitalized. Privacy laws means this doesn’t happen anymore.)
  • When you are getting married, when you are feeling challenged in your marriage or committed relationship, when you are ending a relationship.
  • When you are inspired or intrigued by something I said in worship. When you disagree with something I said in worship and want to talk about it.
  • When you (or your partner) are pregnant and are glad you are or wish you weren’t. When you want to be pregnant but aren’t.
  • When you are in the midst of professional transition—leaving a job, starting something new, retiring.
  • When you are in the midst of spiritual transition—when your beliefs or practices are changing, when you’re asking new questions.
  • When you are grieving.
  • When you are new to our community and have questions about Unitarian Universalism and People’s Church.
  • When you have a joy to share about something that is happening in our church. When you have concerns about our faith community.
  • When you just need someone to listen.

See you in church,

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