Buzz Frahn

What about UUCPA is important to me?

  • Our family found UUCPA in 2005
  • And when I think about UUCPA, my thoughts are almost always through the lens of family
  • Celebrating our children’s dedications with their godparents
  • Going on a visit with the middle school neighboring faiths class of my daughter, visiting our neighboring mosque
  • Watching my highly organized wife come to terms with the chaos inherent in UUCPA
  • Watching my son in Coming of age and as a worship associate
  • Planning our contributions to the water ceremony
  • On Christmas Eve, singing hymns and lighting candles with family and close friends
    • My dad, who despite having designed churches his whole career as an architect, hasn’t gone willingly to church in decades, except he loves coming to this service

So for me, UUCPA is a place where our family connects, learns, grows, and celebrates.  That’s what UUCPA means to me.

 

Susan Owicki

We come to UUCPA to transform ourselves, each other, and the world. What I love most about this church right now is that all of you are helping me work on transforming myself.

It’s all because of the election. In recent years, I’ve pretty much avoided news, especially political news.  It’s a mental health choice.

After the election, I felt that I had to engage.  And the church is helping me in several ways.

First I have to calm down enough to think straight.  It helps to talk with people here about their own struggles – especially with the folks in the meditation group.

I need to learn a lot about how we got to where we are.  I get insight and things to read from lots of folks here.  The Forum is especially great that way.

Then there’s finding a way to act.  A month ago, Action Council sponsored meetings on “How Can UUCPA be Part of the Resistance?”  Through that I connected with one group working to reform the criminal justice system and another on Healing the Divide in our country.  The first group will be showing a great movie here soon. It’s called 13th.  Watch for it.

So thanks, everybody. For me, it’s the beginning of a journey.  I couldn’t be on it without you.