Happy New Year! Welcome to TUCW 2019!
The new year is a great time to count our blessings. I am truly grateful for the warm welcome that I continue to receive as your Assist. Minister of Faith Formation. It is a joy and an honor to serve the TUCW community. This year is an exciting adventure in the making and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.
As many of you know, the Christmas Eve pageant was a roaring success, and the second service was overflowing.. A great BIG THANK YOU to Rev. Dr. Ed and all of you who make our music ministry such a vibrant and vital part of life in this community. Please visit the photo wall in the lobby to see the great pictures of the pageant taken by our own Rob Herman. He has offered to make prints or send images via email if you see a picture you would like to have. Instructions are on the photo board. Thank you, Rob!
At TUCW, we practice theme-based ministry through worship, small group discussions, personal reflections, and daily practices to enhance our faith formation. After considering “Mystery” last month, we now turn our attention to “Possibility”. As Trappist monk Thomas Merton told us, “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
May we give to one another the courage to face our challenges knowing that we are not alone and the faith and hope to transform our possibilities into ever widening circles of compassion and beloved community.