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The President's Perspective -- November 2013

There is a change in the air. Outside, the nights are longer, the air is crisper, leaves are falling from trees to blanket the earth in a crunchy richness of color. At UUFG, there is a change in atmosphere, too. We are finding joy in being together, in welcoming each other again and again each Sunday as equally as we welcome first-time guests. We are re-energizing and reconnecting to each other, this congregation, and our greater UU faith.

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October 2013 -- Connection, Conversation, Commitment: Fall Stewardship Drive

We are a place of big ideas here -- a place where people come longing to connect to others and to make a change in their own lives and in the world.  We are a place that asks you to be welcoming to others; to be open to new perspectives and opportunities; to keep asking more of yourself and each other; and to be generous with your time, talents, and treasures.  Here, we allow ourselves to dream of the world we want to live in, and we work, day by day, to get a little closer to it.

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The President's Perspective -- September 2013

August and early September have included many signs of health for our congregation: increased Sunday attendance, both adult and children’s choirs are rehearsing, religious education classes starting, and congregation-wide community social justice action, like yesterday’s International Day of Peace celebration.  

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Supporting Our Own Adventure

The President's Perspective -- July 2013

Our church year runs from July to June, and this new year begins with major changes in our pulpit. Rev. Garmon gave his final sermon on the last day of June, and we celebrated our time with him with a send off party after service. He and LoraKim took with them the season log (which they brought with them from El Paso) and the chalice that was gifted to them by our congregation when they were installed as our co-ministers back in 2007. Our well wishes to him on his new adventure are joined by our well wishes for our own new adventure of the “interim” period.

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