President’s Message

After a Fun Race I am honored to be your new President. As a forty year progressive UU I look forward to gentle growth in our caring fellowship.

As we move forward a place of honor will remain for our beloved Board Member Irene LeMon at every board meeting, who will attend in spirit.

Working members have requested a change in our monthly Pot Lucks from Friday to Saturday so that that may attend. A fellowship vote will be taken on this change, if necessary.

More to follow, in person.

God Speed,
Joe Verdi

In Memory of Irene LeMon

OUR GRIEF IS A HOLY THING
By Tracie Barrett-Welser

Our grief is a holy thing. It is that proof that another life touched ours in a profound way. It is the mark of love, the mark of connection, and the mark of a life well lived.

We will mourn, we will cry, we will miss Irene. Time will move on and we may not hurt like we hurt now, but then a thought or a bit of music or a smell, will remind us of her and it will all come back. Those moments, too, are holy: they’re reminders of that connection that will never fully go away. It’s important to hold on to that connection, because it is through those memories that Irene stays with us. In our memories of her, that love and connection stay alive, and with it, a part of Irene.

We shared some of those memories today. Hold on to those memories, tell the stories that make you smile, the stories that make you laugh, share the memories with people who knew her and people who didn’t. May they remind you of the beauty of Irene’s life, of her passion and her connection to us. And may it bring you peace on this day.