This is my last newsletter article for BuxMont, so I thought a lot about what I should say here.
Here are some simple thoughts from my heart: it’s been a good (almost) 7 years; I’ll miss you; I know you’ll do fine; thank you for helping me grow.
Some news you can use: Summer RE focuses on Bible stories, told from a UU perspective. Our kids need to know these stories to be culturally literate; and there is great wisdom in them, as well, which we can learn from. In the fall, the RE Board has decided to stick with the same basic RE structure we’ve used for the past couple of years: a Pre-K class for the youngest; a Chalice Workshop focusing on stories from and about ourselves as Unitarian Universalists, with a Creativity Room, a Movement Room, and a Contemplation Room; Neighboring Faiths and Coming of Age for the middle schoolers and a small Youth Group. We don’t have a new DRE identified yet, but have faith! The right person will appear. If you need to talk to someone about religious education between June 15 (my last day before I head to General Assembly) and August 1 (when you should have a new DRE), please contact Barbara Preuninger and/or Jennifer Worthington, your RE Board Chairs (outgoing/incoming.)
Finally, a meditation, which I also shared with the RE Board last month at our meeting:
“I am being driven forward
Into an unknown land.
The pass grows steeper
The air colder and sharper
A wind from my unknown goal
Stirs the strings of expectation.
Still the question
Shall I ever get there?
There where life resounds
A clear pure note in the silence.”
Of course one never does get ‘there’ where everything is known and clear and perfect. But one does get there. This too, passes. Things change. And there will be a new normal after this journey I am, you are, we are on.
Take care of your precious, only selves and lift each other up on the rocky mountain passes of life.
– Dawn Star Sarahs-Borchelt