Zig Ziegler said “make it a point to look for the good in people.” When Fred Rogers was a child and became frightened, his mom told him to “look for the helpers.” We’re surrounded by good but sometimes we just can’t see it. Let’s take a look together. You may be surprised at what we discover.
A Message from Rev. Vicki
Love is a powerful thing. It’s transformative, particularly when a group of like-minded yet diverse people come together to worship, sing, celebrate and break bread. On Sunday, November 24, I was ordained by the members of Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist Church and welcomed with a profound outpouring of love. I am and will be forever grateful for this experience. I pray that my actions and words will reflect back to you the love you have shown me.
It’s important that you know I have been hired quarter-time and expect to work approximately 40 hours each month. In addition I will give a sermon at least once per month and attend all board meetings. My abbreviated schedule was created with financial prudence. It is vital to the fiscal health of our Church that we stay on the budget that you all approved last spring.
You may be wondering how my limited schedule will affect you and all others in our congregation. We are fortunate to be self-managed by a capable board of directors and members. This affords me flexibility to devote my time and attention to you, our congregation and the Huntsville community.
I am here for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me via phone, text or email at 617-970-5430 (mobile) and [email protected]. I will reply as quickly as I can that same day and no later than the very next day. In all honesty, I tend to respond quickly to text messages so please give it a try.
Just one year ago I moved to Huntsville from West Springfield, Massachusetts. I’d lived most of my life in the northeast and was motivated to move here to be near my beloved husband Martin. Moving to Huntsville transformed my life in truly wonderful ways that I could never have imagined. To be embraced by everyone – and I do mean everyone – at Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist is a profound blessing for which I will forever be deeply grateful.
Wishing you all the blessings of the Christmas season and Winter Solstice. This time of year magnifies the grief we feel for our departed loved ones. Whether your loss is recent or from years ago, your feelings are real and important. Be kind to yourself. If you are prone to withdrawing from the hustle and bustle and wanting to be alone, please consider coming to church for comfort. There are five Sundays this December and dozens of church family members who are here for you. As always I am just a phone call away.
Date(s) - Dec 15, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am