Our seminarian, Bill, who has offered this course many times now, did his usual excellent job of putting the seminar together and encouraging folks to come.
One of my favorite parts of the day is always listening to others' spiritual journeys and sharing my own. Today was no exception. We had nine people in attendance, with experiences ranging from those who had no church background to those who still felt very connected to an "inherited" religious faith but couldn't stomach the theology any more.
I had to leave after lunch and after offering my own take on UUism and my sense of ministry and call, to go up to NEKK, aka North End Koffee Klatch, our second Saturday gathering for northenders. We meet at Whidbey General Hospital and there have been times when I sat there all alone for two hours, drinking coffee, reading a book, and hoping someone will show up to keep me company.
Today we had eight people show up to enjoy a wide ranging discussion about farming on the island, how to support sustainable local agriculture without penalizing the small farmer or merchant who relies on out-of-state customers for her/his clientele, since the population of the island is not sufficient to support, for example, a lavender farm.
Sarah, a UUCWIer, is the proprietress of Lavender Wind Farm
What a great day!