Woods Working: “Blessed April”

As most of you know by now, I walk our two dogs in the early morning (around 7 am) and late evening (after meetings at the fellowship). It is always a time to clear my head and relax in the quiet of the day in our neighborhood.Yes, there are always the souped-up cars roaring down Woodside that punctuate the quiet with popping aggression, but most of the time I  hear the early birds singing the day awake amongst the fragrances of spring flowers or the late murmurs of conversation through the open windows now that evenings are warming with the changes that accompany longer evenings. I treasure these moments to ease my head and heart from the concerns of the day. I wish such regular times of opening to life for each of you.

Even as spring is pointing toward summer here at the UU Fellowship of Redwood City, activity continues intense. You have already chosen your Ministerial Search Committee and approved your Covenant of Right Relations. Now, we move toward the Annual General Meeting, preparing the committee reports and assessments that form the General Annual Report that is released to all of you at the Meeting. The Nominating Committee is seeking the new leadership for UUFRC for the next fiscal year which begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 of 2020. This means all of our staff is quite busy wrapping up this year and preparing for the year to come.

I would invite any and all of you who work directly with our fine staff or are aware of the ministries they bring to this congregation to stop them and say, “Thank YOU for your service!” It is a small acknowledgement of all that they do for all of us over the year.You might want to do the same for all our many hearty volunteers. Honest appreciation is a blessing to both the giver and the receiver.

With warm affection of spring,

Gretchen Woods, AIM