We are welcoming many more people at our Sunday services. Members are returning and many are checking UUFCO out and getting to know us. It's an experience! Joyful and demanding at the same time - like having triplets! It’s a privilege to share our loving home and a challenge to stretch our embrace to fold everybody in. A common thread is that we are ALL experiencing something new. First timers are taking a risk simply to come through the door and open themselves to the community. It's a very vulnerable moment for them. Long timers are more spread out from the familiar faces in the larger crowd, and are also meeting new people.
Newcomers bring new ideas, perspectives, styles and needs, and we must make room for them, just like family Christmas traditions have to adapt when a child marries and we have to accommodate and blend the new partner’s tradition and family obligations. Love asks us to compromise to make our loving family larger.