We let this practice lag for several months, but we are now back and will recognize our many wonderful volunteers on the bulletin board between rooms 1 and 2, and here in the newsletter, each month.
Our Stewards of the Month are the members of the Adult Religious Education Committee! Kay Brown (chair), Susan Owicki, Lorraine Kostka, Marilyn Austin, Beth Sherman, and Judy Lookabill. From internationally acclaimed writers and speakers such as Julie Lythcott-Haims (Real American; How to Raise an Adult), to our own in-house facilitators such as Prashant Billore teaching meditation and Jack Owicki and Lorraine Kostka leading a Bioblitz, to community leaders such as Joe Simitian guiding us to consider what kind of politics we want, this group works around the year to tend our spiritual and intellectual growth. Thank you!
Abundant thanks as well to:
Maricia Scott for bringing us the UUCPA Story Time and Book Cart, our new religious- and social-justice-literacy program for kids and families. She has curated sets of books on five major religions (Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism), along with UUism and Humanism, plus sets on some important social justice and LGBTQ+ themes. During Story Time on Second Sundays, she reads aloud from one of these collections. . .
Bob Ohlmann for updating our directory photos to help us all get to know each other better . . .
Everyone who brought us the September Second Sunday lunch! Cooking the day before: Dora Fishman; prep Sunday morning: Marilyn Stoddard, Emma Grant-Bier, Kerensa Fu, Leona Chu, Dora Fishman, Chris Synerholm, and Becky Holmes; kids and families who stayed after Sunday School and helped cut the cakes: Nina, Ada, and Kayee Ye; Kay Lynn; Catherine Blue Holmes and Jane and Thomas Holmes, and Indigo Morgenstern; and the especially-welcome cleanup crew: Robert Neff, Susan Owicki, Audrey Erbes, Carol Steinfeld, Edie Keating and Michael Plass. As always, Second Sunday Lunch was all made possible by our coordinator and chief cook and baker, Susan Plass . . .
Brooke Bishara and David Chen for leadership of the Stewardship Committee, once again energetically sustaining our church behind the scenes . . .
James Kostka, who has been on the roof cleaning up at the last couple of first-Saturday Work Days, and doing lots of other helpful work to keep our buildings looking beautiful . . .
Edie Keating and Beth Sherman for their great dedication to making Hotel de Zink work so smoothly . . .
The Audio Committee for so much work running sound on Sundays and investigating new, improved equipment: Maribea Berry (chair), Gregg Williams, Bill Hilton, William Phelps, Richard Cassel, Paul Kostka, Keith Teleki, Liz Esbenshade, Steve Ludington, Byron Brown, Tim Berry . . . Jim Basiji and Brian Weller have also been audio cheerleaders and guides . . .
Sara Newcomb for faithfully recording information from Caring and Sharing and making sure it gets published every week . . .
Dick Clark for tirelessly producing The Bulletin every two weeks, as he has done for many years . .
Glenda Jones, Nancy Neff, Andrea Scharff, and Dave Joki for all they have done to keep our gardens looking beautiful…
Dick Duda, Fred Zeise, Ann Zeise, Jan Bruner, and Robert Bruner for their invaluable assistance with the directory photo project . . .
Ann Zeise and Dox Doxiadis for helping the Stewardship Committee create their first video.
You all help make UUCPA all that we want it to be!
P.S. Remember, most of these names come to the staff from you. When you see someone giving their time and talent, drop Amy a line at firstname.lastname@example.org any time of the month.