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Rev. Tracie Barrett

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Monthly Message – November 2019


Rev. Tracie Barrett

This time of year is always precious to me. So many different traditions from different parts of my life interact and make it a whirlwind time. Even in the midst of the whirlwind, there are so many pockets of joy and community.

At the end of October we held our annual Remembrance Service. As always, I was deeply touched at the sacred sharing that took place in the sanctuary. Sharing memories with one another helps us remember those we have lost and find connections among those still living.

November will bring us more traditions. What I hope turns into a new tradition is our Veteran’s Pancake Breakfast. Make sure you’re getting your tickets as well as selling (or gifting) tickets to your neighbors and friends. It should be a fun event!

As we have in years past, we will hold a Thanksgiving Potluck at UUCLC on Thanksgiving Day. The meal will start at 2pm, and as always, needs you to make it happen. Much like in a family Thanksgiving Dinner, many hands will make light work. There will be a sign up sheet in the narthex soon and you can let us know how many people are coming with you, what yummy dish you’re bringing to share, and whether or not you can help with set up or clean up.

In the midst of traditions is the through line that we are all connected. We repeat traditions because it helps us remember and tells a story to the next generation. My hope is that as we continue our traditions (and start new ones) we remind ourselves that we are connected one to another.

I hope to see you at both events this month!

~ Rev. Tracie