As we’ll hear in the September 18 service, the purpose, the calling of each person has been described as “the place where [their] deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
UUCPA seeks to be nothing less than this intersection for each of us. As a community, we respond to the world’s deep hunger for justice, kindness, learning, sacredness, and connection. And each of us has a way to express our deep gladness here, whether we find it in teaching, singing, engineering, writing, gardening, organizing, bringing people together, cooking, repairing, acting . . .
But how do we find where that hunger and gladness overlap for us? And will it also be enjoyable and connect us to others in the ways we hope? That’s where the Volunteer Fair comes in. After each service* on October 2, organizers of UUCPA programs will host tables all over the main patio and grassy area (the “peace pole lawn”) to tell you which needs they try to meet, and which of your gifts and passions might be a great fit–including those you want to develop. It’s a great big matchmaking scene, minus the pressure from your mother. Also, there will be snacks.
To staff a table, e-mail Cat and Amy. To visit a table, just show up!
Amy and Rev. Cat will also lead trainings on how to distill the purposes of your activity, and the talents and interests that it needs, so that you can help everyone find a good fit. Join Amy online on September 21, or join Cat in person on September 25.
*The mailing you might have received says “at noon,” but it will take place at both 10:30 and noon.Add to: Google Cal, iCal, webcal