New Members and New Sanctuary

New Members and New Sanctuary

“We have made a huge difference this year in the lives of our neighbors, in the care and protection of our communities, and in the strength of our democracy. This remains to me a source of hope and strength and joy. We are resilient. We have everything we need. We are enough. Love will continue to guide us.”

Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, President UUA, January 2021

2021 is off to a big start at OCUUC. On January 31, 2021 we officially welcomed eight new members to our congregation at a new member ceremony during the Sunday church service. Congratulations and welcome new members to your spiritual home of many different beliefs and one loving community!

On January 31, 2021 we held a Town Hall led by Nancy Loughrey, to review and discuss the plans for the proposed new sanctuary building. The Town Hall was held in preparation for a Congregational Meeting which will be held February 21, 2021. At this Congregational Meeting members will be asked to vote on a motion seeking approval to move forward with building the new sanctuary. In a vote of confidence, the OCUUC Board of Trustees unanimously voted in support of moving forward with the proposed plans for the new sanctuary at their January 23, 2021 Board meeting.

Please mark your calendar to attend this important Congregational Meeting which will be held immediately after the church service on February 21, 2021. Watch the Blast and other special emails for more information on the Congregational Meeting.

I hope many of you have by now had the opportunity to register for, and perhaps receive the first round of the Covid vaccine. Many thanks to the brilliant scientists who developed the vaccines and all the doctors, nurses and volunteers working to deliver them to us. With the continued success of the vaccination roll out plan, I am hopeful it will be safe to see each other in person again in 2021.

Be safe, be well, you mean the world to me.

Debra Quam

Debra Quam was OCUUC Board President from July 2018 through June 2021.