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Desert Notes

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Desert Notes


On November 13, I preached from what I learned from the book Change: How to Make Big Things Happen by David Centola.  I would love to invite some of you to read it, too.  If there’s enough people interested, I’ll set up a couple of discussion group sessions for it.  Email me! minister@vuu.org

On November 20, in addition to our Thanksgiving cornbread communion, I shared this homily with the theme of our Stewardship team’s work this year, which is to make this place your home!  I wanted to share the script of my homily and an invitation to participate in the stewardship campaign by making a pledge towards next year’s budget.  It references poems by Antonio Machado and Joy Harjo and a column from David Brooks.

I spent much of last week in a training with Valley Interfaith Project learning about organizing through the IAF model.  I learned a lot and I hope to share more about this experience as we continue to work with VIP.

We’ll take a little break from the normal Happenings routine this week.  I’ll be off next Sunday but Rosaland Hawkins and her son Jamal promise a wonderful service in my place and I hope you’ll gather to share time with them on Nov 27.  On December 4, we’ll move into the theme of wonder and what it means to cultivate a sense of wonder and reverence.  Enjoy time with family and friends and some time off if you have it.  
The table the kids set from items found in the sanctuary.
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My schedule: I will be off from Wed-Sunday at the end of November.  
If you are interested in setting up a time to meet with me, or you’d like me to join a meeting or small group event already scheduled for VUU members,  please fill out this form. I can also be reached at minister@vuu.org.NOTE: If you receive a phishing message from an account very similar to my email address (but slightly different!) please report it and remember that I will never email you requesting gift cards or cash.  

Rev. Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan