Every year around this time I have an uneasy feeling. Our congregation changes as our snowbirds fly north. I have grown to anticipate this season of migration, but I don't like it. I prefer we be together. Our snowbirds offer us so much through their ministries. They support and sustain our congregation in many ways. Their return is something to look forward to.
As I make my own
plans to rove this summer I'm planning for our next church year. There
is lots to look forward to. One thing in particular is our Intern
Minister, Claudia Jiminez. Claudia will be preaching here on May 22 and
will offer time for a Q & A during coffee hour. Claudia will also be
meeting with our Board of Trustees in anticipation of a formal
invitation to join us. I do hope your curiosity will bring you to our
service on May 22.
Once formally invited, Claudia will be an
additional religious professional on campus. She will be here for two
years and part-time. This internship is important in Claudia's
ministerial formation as she prepares for ordained UU ministry. It is
important in the life of our Congregation as we act as a teaching
congregation and take part in training and forming future ministers. I
feel strongly that our Congregation has so much to offer a student
minister. We are a rich training ground that knows how to hold others in
care. Please do become involved in Claudia's formation.