Hug Meeting October 13 - Rev Jill Carey 10-1-2021

Dear Friends,

Oh my, how much we have gone through since spring of last year! I have a feeling that it will take years for us to grasp fully the impact that the pandemic has had on all of us. And that’s not to say that it’s all over. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that life is more changeable than we might have previously thought---and that we have the capacity to change with it, whether we want to or not!

The loss of “church as we know it” has been difficult. Losing the anchor of familiarity has been difficult. Not seeing each other, our village, regularly has been difficult. When I use the word “difficult,” I am also implying that these things are worthy of our acknowledgment, worthy of our grief. The topics for the next couple of Sundays will speak to this, so I encourage you to come join us in our reopened in-person services, or join online if you cannot or choose not to come. In order to address our losses, our sadness, our anger-born-from-sadness-and-fear, it is important to our healing, individually and collectively, to be with each other and share our experiences. It is equally important that we have a place to share our insights and joys. Therefore, we are holding an event to which all are welcomed:

H.U.G. (“Help Unity Grow”) Meeting on Wednesday, Oct 13 at 6pm CDT.

Live in-person and interactive Livestream. Prompts for reflection and to help focus the discussion will be sent to you prior to the meeting. If you are unable to attend, you will be able to email your responses. Those watching the livestream will be able to text questions to us in real-time as the meeting unfolds.

Unity of Wimberley will never be exactly as it was before. Hardly anything is! But together we can build on everything good that is grounded in Spirit, and we can forge a new vision together.

I hope you’ll be part of that.

Many blessings and much love,

Rev. Jill