Message from the President:
What a Ride!
This past year at UBTS has been filled with an eclectic array of activities…some seem so long ago and some seem like yesterday…some were age-old traditions and some broke new ground…some may never happen again and some will surely become annual events…some benefited our congregation and some benefited others…some were purely spiritual and some were purely fun…but all showcased the talents, inspiration, dedication, love, generosity, caring and divine nature of us all!
I would like to thank Rev. Angela for her guidance, support and trust in my tenure as Board President, and of course I would like to thank each member of the 2018 Board of Trustees, without whose help, dedication, insight, determination, skills, and pure love allowed 2018 to be a banner year!
In addition, I also thank all of the Ministry Team leaders and members for all their hard work this past year, and of course, a special “thank you” to ALL of our congregation members and friends.
We have gone through many changes…changes in direction, changes in management of our affairs, changes in technology…and as David Bowie said “Time may change me…but I can’t trace time”
As we look towards the new year, I am filled with excitement about what the future holds in store for us. Thomas Jefferson said “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
We do have a solid past which serves as a strong foundation, but we must all try to make an extra effort this year to build upon it. I’m sure we’ve all heard “It takes a village”, and Unity by the Shore is no exception. So many times we see that the workload is carried by a few, so let’s try to change that in 2019. We welcome all members to step-up and make UBTS the best it can possibly be.
British author Arnold Bennet said “The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour is lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
I am looking forward to 2019, and our activities start with our Financial Meeting on January 13 at 12:30 pm and our Annual Membership meeting on January 28 at 12:30 pm. Ministry Team leaders are reminded to make sure their Team reports have been submitted and all members are reminded to make sure they have renewed their membership. I hope to see you all there and welcome your suggestions for a fantastic 2019.
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