Next Sunday, Events and Rev. Peter's Poem for January

January 27:  "The Beauty of Our Scars"

As the spiritual theme of the month is "Possibility", we reflect on how our scars—the wounds we carry— hold the possibility to emerge as part of our spiritual journey. Rumi wrote, "The wound is the place where the light enters you". Where can we find the possibility of beauty? How can we connect with beauty even as wounds are healing? How can we relate the beauty of our scars to a form of birthing joy into the world? Guest speaker Rev. Rebekah Ann Savage, DRE Chrissy Bushyager, and Worship Associate Sharon Fichthorn will lead our worship. Music will be provided by Gabby Sacks and Joy Thiessen.

Mark your calendars for Jan 26 at 6:00 pm and Sign-up for the Annual ChiliChocolate, Home Brew Challenge!

The Eleventh Annual ChiliChocolate, Home Brew Challenge is coming your way.  Read all about it and register here.  We look forward to your support!  

January 27: Congregational Meeting at 6:00 pm preceeded by a potluck dinner at 5:00 pm

Please join us for our winter Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 27, with a pot-luck dinner from five to six o'clock followed by the formal meeting starting at six o'clock. This is an opportunity to learn about important initiatives at UUCDC including: where we are on the design work for our building expansion, how we plan to address the 8th Principle on racism, how this year’s fund drive will be different than those of recent years, and other topics. These are exciting times for our congregation, and it is important for all of us to stay informed. 

"Possibility"; by Rev. Peter Friedrichs, the theme for January

The acorn scoffs
at the notion that it 
is the source of the mighty oak.
 
“Ridiculous,” replies the raindrop,
as it falls and joins its kin,
upon hearing rumors of how
the Grand Canyon came to be.
 
The marble block does not
believe its eyes when shown
a picture of The Pieta,
nor the musical note its ears
when it hears The Eroica, and 
every love song ever written.
 
A stone does not see itself
as the foundation on which the
great cathedral rests.
A leaf cannot conceive that 
it breathes for all the world.
 
What would happen, 
I wonder, if we stopped
thinking ourselves 
so small?
 

"Next Steps" Capital Campaign Report is available here!