May 2019   
Minister's Monthly Column

May 2019


In December we typically run a list of activities that we name as “The Holidays in a Nutshell.”  Because of all the opportunities to connect with others and with our neighbors “beyond our walls”, we figure (and by “we” I mean those who pull the newsletter together) that it would be helpful to have all those details in one place.

I’m going to use this space to do the same for this month’s newsletter and add my two cents to each of these opportunities. 

Sunday, May 5 – Town Hall Meeting – in-between services.

Wondering about the timeline for the building project?  Wondering if the plans have undergone modification?  Wondering who is serving on which Teams?  This is your chance to ask questions and share your enthusiasms or concerns.  Be sure to read through the “Home Page” for the current update.  Faith formation teachers and those who have further questions at the conclusion of the meeting will continue the conversation in the Vail Library at 11:15 a.m.

And again, Sunday May 5 – Fundraiser:  Suppers for the Soul – before and after services (including after the Town Hall Meeting)

This fundraiser extracts a feature of past auctions. Congregants open their homes and prepare a meal for other Souls who make a donation to All Souls’ current operating budget.  I have both attended and hosted one of these dinners both with great joy.  Sign up to spend time with Souls at the feast and support our mission as you do!  The dinners are $45 per person (in general).

May 19 – Annual Meeting followed by Church Picnic

UU polity holds that the congregation holds authority for its own governance.  You’ll see the agenda in this newsletter along with the Call to Meeting.  There are important decisions to be made so make sure you’re there to participate. 

All are invited to the church picnic that will immediately follow the annual meeting. You’ll learn more about this event elsewhere in this newsletter but just let me say here:  it’s going to be so much fun.  The picnic comes on the heels of a years-long effort to bring our capital project to

fruition.  Come to celebrate that accomplishment as well as the pleasure of each other’s company.  I also want to highlight that if you are vegetarian or vegan, you need to RSVP.  Again, details are on page 8.

And there’s more!  There will be Circle Suppers on May 18 & 25 (See details on page 11).

I know that your lives are full.  I hope the fullness of your days will include these opportunities to enjoy, support, and participate in our shared life at All Souls.

See you at church!  

With Love and thanks,  Carolyn