President’s Message – Oct. 2022

Welcome to October! Autumn is in the air and hopefully soon we can expect some crisp and cool Sunday mornings together.

As a small religious, spiritual institution, we value our time together on Sunday mornings, but it goes way beyond that. Many volunteers keep the wheels turning in our community. Participation is key to our survival, and also helps to avoid burnout of those who lovingly give so much time and effort.

At the current time, numbers from infection and death from Covid 19 are
dropping worldwide. But that by no means suggests we can drop our guard. Covid is something we need to be aware of to make sure it’s not creeping up behind us, like on a dark street. We should still practice precautions. Those at risk should continue to wear a mask, and we will open windows and doors as long as temperatures allow.

We are tiptoeing back to normality: All Sunday Services are back in our
sanctuary; The Birch School has returned; The Hudson Valley Folk Guild has returned; and we had a wonderful benefit concert on Sept 24 with Debra Vogel, which our own Mike Landrum helped put together. On Oct 29 our talented UUs will gather to sing a UU Songbook.

Over the summer, we engaged Fred Mayo to conduct Strategic Planning Workshops to help us identify the current needs and desires of the congregation.

I hope you will join us on October 2nd for a special Congregational Meeting as we discuss the results from our input and can start putting some of them into action. So, everyone, please stay safe and healthy, and I will see you on Sunday Mornings.

In Service, Bill Domanico