September Minister’s Musings

Starting Up!
By: Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry

Did summer fly by as quickly for you as it did for me? I certainly hope you had many moments of savoring the season’s abundance!

As I return to the Fellowship for the fall, I’m struck by the abundance we have here —in our capacity to care for one another, our talent, our generosity, and our desire to enjoy each other’s company—through everything from campouts to sing-a-longs. What a gift we are to each other.

We are starting this Fellowship year with lots in our favor: another year of excellent leadership, a robust budget, and great new ideas to strengthen and deepen us. Plus, we’ll have the added benefit of having another intern this year. I hope you will all help Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan integrate into the congregation as well as you have our previous interns.

You can expect to see other some changes this year, not the least of which will be my sabbatical, which begins on November 1. The Sabbatical Committee, the Board, and the Committee on Ministry are all working hard to enable it to go as smoothly as possible. We’ll be trying some new things organizationally to strengthen our capacity to be a beacon of liberal religion throughout the Boulder Valley.

As the mornings get a little crisper in anticipation of autumn, may you also welcome the spirit of change and all the opportunities it brings!

In peace,