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Desert Notes December 21, 2023

Love is our Doctrine. Service is our prayer. Justice is our calling.

Desert Notes December 21, 2023

We had a wonderful workshop with Hospice of the Valley last week on managing grief during the holidays, attended by about 20 people.  If you want some of the handouts from this event, please check with a lay pastoral care associate.  We have some follow up plans underway from this workshop, so watch for more information soon!

From December 25-January 1 the VUU office will be closed and staff will be away.  We look forward to catching up with all of you after that week.  Rest and renewal are an important aspect of our work–we need time to attend to our own relationships and needs so that we have the capacity to  return to this community.  So much of the winter holidays are about family time and traditions–it’s important to me to honor our staff once a year with the gift of time, especially when our jobs are focused on taking care of the “VUU family” the rest of the year. 

Blessings to all of you this season–may your challenges be met with the needed resources and your joys be amplified.  –Rev. Sarah