Together Again! Our 1st & Last In-Person Gathering of the 2020/21 Church Year

On Sunday, June 27th, after a 16-month endurance of ZOOM services, we met face-to-face at Wiard Park (with masks). As we did, butterflies flitted about; also song birds. (Enchanting!)

Out-going board chair, Franny Howes, held an abbreviated service (no candles or flammables, per ordinance), and extended thanks to our 2020-2021 volunteers.

She announced individuals’ names for all committees: Worship, Stewardship/Finance, Social Justice, Property Task Force, UUFKC Board, Garden Task Force. Marilynn Sutherland, who stepped down as treasurer due to health issues was “held in our hearts. Thank you for your efforts & wisdom. So deeply missed.”

Franny welcomed new board members Faith Leith, Jerry Brown, and Julia Jackman. Julia stepped up early as Treasurer, due to Marilynn’s health issues.

Franny shared one word to come out of the COVID-19 experience, RESILIENCE!! (And what a gift it is!) With the thermometer rising, Chuck Wells had the final word: “Last one standing gets to carry others to their vehicles.”

–Barbara Turk, Archivist