Letter from the President-September 6, 2018

“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again , come , come.”

― Jelaluddin Rumi

You may be familiar with Rumi’s words, as they comprise one of our UU hymns.

I invite you today to come to our Ingathering Service this Sunday, September 9th, at 10:00 a.m. Come, come, to our historic Sanctuary, built in 1889, the oldest continuously running Unitarian congregation in New Jersey.

Come, come, whoever you are. Join us in our annual water communion service. Bring a small container of water that represents you, perhaps of your travels or a place special to you. Bring a glass of gratitude from your own sink, perhaps, an acknowledgement of our privilege. This water, mixed with the water from others, will be used in future naming services.

Come, come, whoever you are, wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter… even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. This will be a joyous service, led by our minister, Reverend Anne Marie Alderman, with special music by Fred Fischer and Marty Eigen. It will be suitable for all ages. All are welcome.

Ours is not a caravan of despair. Together we seek to grow as a vibrant presence in our community through sharing our welcoming faith and working to build a just world. We are a  welcoming, inclusive community to feed the human spirit, to inspire compassionate action, and to serve as a beacon of justice and love.

Come, yet again, come.

Join us for coffee and fellowship after the service in the Parish Hall. There will be a meeting of the replant committee at 11:30 in the Stevens Room, all are welcome.

-Melissa Logan

President, Board of Trustees,

First Unitarian Society of Plainfield