A Place to Gather

A Place to Gather

 by , Stewardship Committee

 I was married in a Unitarian Fellowship in Bellingham Washington 20 years ago. My new husband Neil was in graduate school and I was teaching, we did not have a lot of money.  The church rented us the space for $100 and we were there from 4:00 until midnight.  We used their tables and chairs for dinner, their pews for the service and the altar served as a backdrop to the service and later as a place for the band. We moved the pews out of the way for dancing.  The place was great. Our friends and family came from all over and we benefited so much from having a really nice place to gather. I had been a child in that congregation but my parents had not gone for years. The building was not the one of my childhood. This was not a church or even a part of town I knew well. Nevertheless they opened up their doors for me.

The UUCW is a place like this. Each and every one of you should be proud of how you support this church so it is here when it is needed. Needed by you or anyone driving through who needs a roof over their head, some tables and chairs and a hall for togetherness. Your pledge and other giving allow for this sort of gathering. Giving to the UUCW is in the spirit of sharing and being together.

Thank You.