Susan Owicki

We come to UUCPA to transform ourselves, each other, and the world. What I love most about this church right now is that all of you are helping me work on transforming myself.

It’s all because of the election. In recent years, I’ve pretty much avoided news, especially political news.  It’s a mental health choice.

After the election, I felt that I had to engage.  And the church is helping me in several ways.

First I have to calm down enough to think straight.  It helps to talk with people here about their own struggles – especially with the folks in the meditation group.

I need to learn a lot about how we got to where we are.  I get insight and things to read from lots of folks here.  The Forum is especially great that way.

Then there’s finding a way to act.  A month ago, Action Council sponsored meetings on “How Can UUCPA be Part of the Resistance?”  Through that I connected with one group working to reform the criminal justice system and another on Healing the Divide in our country.  The first group will be showing a great movie here soon. It’s called 13th.  Watch for it.

So thanks, everybody. For me, it’s the beginning of a journey.  I couldn’t be on it without you.