Last week I announced to my congregation that I would be leaving soon to take a new position, as associate minister with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax in Oakton, Virginia. Goodbyes are not easy. Yet I am so hopeful that good things are in store for all of us.
The Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig, Minister
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton
June 12, 2011
Friends, will you look around at one another?
I wonder if you see what I see—
your beautiful faces,
shining with life,
and the flowers you hold,
white and pink and yellow,
purple and gold,
the sweetness and life and gorgeousness of it all.
Very soon you and I will have to say goodbye to one another.
But I will never forget this moment,
here in this sanctuary which has held us through so much,
the community gathered to lift up our hopes
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