Dear UU Congregation of Santa Fe,
As the apricot tree begins to grow its lush leaves, we come full circle to a year ago when I started as your consulting director of lifespan faith development. As my one year commitment begins to draw to a close, I am grateful to each of you for letting me be of service and be a part of this congregation. I am fully invested in a smooth transition and trust you will be in great hands with Steven Mead! My last Sunday here is July 9.
Two new adult explorations offerings are the “Silver OWL” class, sexuality education programming for seniors! This class runs for seven Mondays at 10:30am starting May 15! Special thanks to Mim Chapman and Cynthia Kelley for facilitating. Please sign up in the foyer. Another exciting new class is the “Our Place in the Web of Life” 5 session course from UU’s Ministry for Earth. The course will help participants make practical changes to build the world UUs dream about all the time by looking at our congregations footprint related to its social, economic, and environmental impact. Facilitated by Maj-Britt Eagle, Sally Marquis, and Joyce Budai. For more information about these classes or to sign up, please contact me or see our flyer in the foyer.
In the world of children, youth, and family ministry, we are excited to graduate nine youth from the grades 7-9 Our Whole Lives Program. We’ve met most Sundays since January for four hours for comprehensive sexuality education and very life-changing information. Facilitators Mike Owens, Jennifer Pruett, Irina Sels have poured much of their time and energy into this class this year, and we are so grateful for your commitment and devotion to our youth. Thank you!
We are also excited to announce a DVD concert of Pete Seeger at the Living Music Festival in 1982. The UU World recently published an article about this recently released DVD and applauds his social justice efforts as he sings for humanity. Please join us for dinner and the concert on Friday, May 12 from 6-7:30pm. Donation encouraged to help offset the cost of food. Please RSVP here.
Finally, with heroic help from Pete Vogel, Ruth Weston, Kris Yankowski, Danielle & Edgar Jimenez, Woody Chandler, and more, and in working with Rev. Gail and the facilities advisory committee, we’ve painted the Fellowship Hall a fresh coat of beige, painted the classroom doors lovely Santa Fe colors, and brought in hanging plants and more. Please stop by and check it out!
With love & gratitude,