This morning, our membership chair L. and I offered our first "UU101" class of the year, to which 10 new folks came. ALL of them are now actual, book-signed members! Three had signed before the class; seven signed today. Wow! We will be welcoming 13 new members into our midst on Nov. 23.
This afternoon, I went down to Rockhoppers to meet with K who wanted to talk about her yearning for more spiritual content in her life and in worship; K grew up in our congregation and is now a young mother of two who sees her 8 year old getting the kind of spiritual experience in RE that she longs for. We had a wonderful conversation and decided we would make an effort to bring YA's together for a regular experience of worship and friendship, with child care and food available.
This evening, we had our Conversation on Principle #6, world community. Only two people attended, but we had some good conversation and sharing of ideas about this principle and also the various experiences we had had which seemed to relate to it.
I'm tired but exhilarated by the day! And Max is home safe and it's not yet 9 o'clock! Yay!
Tomorrow I go over to Woodinville to preach and then will meet my new pal Kari of Chalice Spark to discuss the workshop on blogging that we plan to offer at our upcoming Annual General Meeting in February.
I'm looking forward to writing the sermon for the 23rd on Counting Our Blessings. I wonder if I can inveigle the congregation into singing that old hymn? Hmmmm.