We have come to the end of our congregational year. June marks a time of transition- as board members and ministry team leaders complete their terms, and newly elected leaders prepare to step in. June 30th is the end of the UUCRT fiscal year; it also marks the completion of our minister, Rev Chris Antal’s sabbatical. (Chris will be on vacation throughout July and returning in August.) Some activities, such as religious education classes for children, pause for the summer, as we take this season to slow down, to breathe, to reconnect with our larger vision and purpose.
Unitarian Universalists everywhere celebrate the ending of the year with rituals. Our annual General Assembly will be held in Spokane, Washington this year; I will be attending digitally, as an online delegate. This is a time when we use our democratic process to lift our voices for important issues in the world, and to strive to live out our principles as a denomination. I will share some highlights of GA in our service on June 23rd, and you will also have a chance to participate virtually in a General Assembly worship service on June 30th, thanks to technology.
As Unitarian Universalists, we are not an isolated community. We are a part of much larger circles of belonging, spread throughout the world. Let us celebrate these connections together in June!