Read the full issue of this week’s newsletter here.
Rev. Justin Schroeder writes:
This past weekend, I was in Fort Collins, CO, where I delivered the “Charge to the Congregation” for a colleague’s installation as Sr. Minister of Foothills Unitarian Church. I have known this congregation since I was 11 years old; I came of age in this congregation, spoke from the pulpit on Youth Sunday, and later, during college, was hired as the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator of Foothills. It was a profound experience to return to this faith community, this place that shaped me and set in motion the arc of my life’s calling, and to charge them to live ever more faithfully into their mission and vision.
Though I left Foothills Unitarian Church in 2001, that place still holds great power in my life. Our stories are forever intertwined.
In the fall of 2009, my life and the life of First Universalist began to weave together as I began my ministry with you. This faith community, and all that happens at 3400 Dupont and beyond, has deeply shaped me, as we give, receive, and grow together.
As you know, we are on the edge of the next chapter of our shared ministry, as we move toward a capital campaign, preparing to truly make 3400 Dupont our home, a place that is warm, welcoming, accessible, and better facilitates our life-changing ministry and justice commitments.
Please plan to attend one of the upcoming Focus Groups , so we can shape our future together, and make this place – First Universalist – even more vibrant and vital in our own lives and in the life of our community.
I’ll see you in church,
P.S. Focus Groups coming up this week are (no sign-up required):
Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10:45 a.m., Arches Room
Sunday, Oct. 9, 12:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Thursday, Oct. 13, noon, Cummins Room
Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. Cummins Room
Sunday, Oct. 16, 8:15 a.m. Cummins Room
Sunday, Oct. 16, 10:45 a.m. Arches Room
Sunday, Oct. 16, 12:30 p.m. Sanctuary