Message from the President:
We are in the middle of my favorite season – the season of gratitude. I love this time of year; the time when nature has retreated back from her joyous, exuberant summer and settled in for “a long winter’s nap”. A time when I feel life’s rhythm become slow and steady like a strong quiet heartbeat. This is the season for hearty soups, warm teas, and cozy blankets. This is the time of year I begin my hibernation, my settling in, my reflecting. I feel such gratitude during this time. Gratitude for the steadiness and continuity of the season’s changing; gratitude for my home and my family; gratitude for Spirit within me that is just bursting to reveal itself in something as simple as the beauty of a leafless tree shadowed in the evening gloaming or a single snowflake effortlessly floating on a crisp cold morning.
I am filled with joy and gratitude for this spiritual community as well; for the work that Spirit has called me to do; for the growth and stretching; for the love and warmth given and received here. My joy and gratitude also comes from being in the moment, being in the now and recognizing joy in the enlightenment that all I need is already within me and Spirit wants me to find it. I am filled with peace, serenity, and gratitude with that truth. Thank you, God.
I and the other members of the Board are also filled with “enthusiasm and zeal” for the plans for the year to come. Wonderful ideas are coming together and we cannot wait to share them with you. However, in the meantime, we would love to share some sweets with our sweets! Please join us for the Board’s Gratitude Dessert after service on Sunday, November 27th. We won’t be holding an official “Holiday Bazaar” this year, but Blanche will be bringing out her remaining merchandise for sale; a great time to find the perfect bargain for that someone special.
Gentle reminder: if you wish to remain or become a member, please have your member registration cards into Debbie O’Brien no later than December 31, 2016. You can also give it to any board member or leave in the abundance bowl. Finally, the Nominating Committee Chair, Sharon Rasa, is in the process of assembling the 2017 nominating team and will be sending out a notice soon for anyone interested in interviewing for a board position.
So as we bring 2016 to a close, the Board of Trustees and I wish to thank you all and are grateful for the many blessings and gifts that you bestow on this sacred community.
Peace and Blessings,
President – Board of Trustees
“The Light of God surrounds us….. WE ARE THE LIGHT OF GOD!”