I encourage you to look at the services that we have planned. Your Program Committee looks for topics that will be of interest to the various theological perspectives of our members, as well as issues of interest to the wider community. April’s services are an outstanding example of this. We will have everything from an April Fool’s Day celebration led by Patrick Jordan to a service on the importance of pets (to which you are invited to bring your own pets!) led by Eileen McHale and the original “May Day” celebration of Beltane led by Marilyn Fuller. In between, I will lead our Easter service and start telling some of the stories about how an intrepid group of Universalists started gathering 200 years ago.
In addition to our Sunday services, we will be kicking off our own celebration of 200 years of Universalism in Auburn with a lasagna dinner on Saturday evening, April 14. Make sure that your taxes are finished, and then come and join us for this festive occasion! We will also be celebrating the end of our renovation project, and the kick-off to our annual stewardship campaign. Gilda Brower has been preparing a display of the history. Plans are in the works for additional services and presentations celebrating our congregation’s history. Stay tuned for more information and additional activities.
May will also be an exciting month, with our annual plant sale scheduled for Saturday, May 19. This is a wonderful time to be a Unitarian Universalist in Auburn. If you have been missing our services and activities, now would be a great time to return. I look forward to seeing all of you soon!
Stan Sears, Minister