UCM Approves the Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Resolution

A message from our minister, Rev Diane Rollert:

I'm so proud of this community! We're taking a big step toward hope. By deciding to sponsor a Syrian refugee family, we're using our imagination to move beyond fear and insularity.

 A lot of work lies ahead. Once we're matched with a family, there will be a lot for us to do and learn. The Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Taskforce will be reaching out to you for help. Sometimes the road ahead will surprise us with its roughness. But we'll be living out our mission to welcome, nurture, inspire, challenge and take meaningful action together.
 
As the days grow shorter, recent world events can make us feel as if the darkness is growing around us and within us. But as we move toward the Winter Solstice and the holidays of Hanukkah and Christmas, may we give ourselves permission to connect with magic, wonder and imagination.  

In the words of John Lennon, "imagine all the people sharing all the world." Sharing our resources, sharing our hospitality, that's where we begin.
 
Namasté,
Rev. Diane