One loving community

One loving community

A big shout out to Randy Kokal for organizing our special online collection for Camp de Benneville Pines at the end of December. Our lovely camp is dear to many of us. He saw a need and made it happen. Thank you! De Benneville reports they did meet their goal of $175,000 from over 600 donors from all over Southern California and beyond.

Last year at this time, I was about to start working at the Vaccine Center at Disneyland. I started work January 22nd and got my first shot the same day. I was excited to be helping in the vaccination process. It was going to make it all better, right?

COVID19 has been a challenging experience for all of us. I didn’t even understand when I wrote the January article a month ago that we would be totally offsite all month. We have all learned to be flexible and make some really hard decisions under competing priorities. I hope I have learned to be more present in the moment. It does look like our case count has peaked for now. We really don’t know what is yet to come.

I am truly grateful for OCUUC and each one of you. We are getting through this together. I have learned how much I need and value our community. We have many different beliefs, even about the Corona virus, but we have been one loving community that has worked to be together as best we can while respecting each other. We can do this hard thing.

Be safe, be well. See you at church or on Zoom!

Nancy Loughrey


Nancy Loughrey is Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church's Board President.