Although this is disappointing news, I believe this time of pause has gifts to offer. While I have enjoyed worshiping with everyone in person this Fall, I also love the personal connection that is possible via Zoom worship. Together we can make our worship services on Zoom truly interactive, relational, and spiritually uplifting. It is also a time to connect with other UU congregations. In addition, outdoors and small group gatherings are still possible. Plans for winter hiking, community service, and social gatherings on the front lawn are in the works- if you have an idea, please share it! Small groups of vaccinated individuals are still welcome to gather indoors as they feel comfortable. People meeting in person should wear well-fitted masks and maintain social distancing.
As we say goodbye to 2021, let’s hope for a better year to come. And at the same time, no matter what the world offers or refuses, let us remember that the choice to create joy and share love is always in our hands.
With blessings for the New Year,