Do you make September resolutions? As September approaches, I gear up to return to routine. But what routine? I want routines that help me live into what I value. I’ve spent the last weeks watching the Olympics and can easily drift to watching endless reruns of Law and Order or Friends. This is not the routine that serves me best, and yet, off on my own without other perspectives and reminders of what I value, it can happen.
For me, community is a reminder to walk the talk. I’m reminded to lean into routines that transform (kick my butt, a bit) and that also offer a gentle rhythm and balance.
That’s me. What do you seek this September? Any resolutions?
How might the UUFE community remind you to live into what you value most? UU Minister Rev. Gretchen Haley finds covenantal religious communities lift relationships of trust and offer mutual accountability and an invitation of continual return. While we can make bold resolutions, we will slip. Together we can hold one another in relationship and try again. Together we see paths that we couldn’t find alone.
I sense each time someone comes to UUFE, whether visitor or long term member, they are seeking something. What do you seek this September? How can UUFE support you? And in turn, how might you support others?
Beyond our own needs, what do we seek as a congregation? Which routines (in worship and programs) help us live into our shared values…our mission? Where are we ready for new approaches?
As we gather each fall, with new faces and revived energy, we have a chance to live into these answers anew.
In hope and connection for the coming year,