What would our spiritual community look like if we were to hear and respond to God’s call in our neighborhood and our world?
What would you do if you saw God’s vision and dreamed God’s dream for University Congregational UCC over the next twenty years?
I know it is hard to let our imagination go big.
Religious institutions in the Pacific Northwest, and across the country have been shrinking over the last several decades. Our church has not been immune to that trend. And yet we are a healthy, vibrant congregation blessed in energy and resources, and clearly called to make a difference in people’s lives. We are also at an exciting time in the life of this church. We have an opportunity right now to listen to God’s call and to respond, and then to call a pastor to join us here and help move us forward. Our Futures Committee is hard at work and you can find that work described elsewhere in this newsletter.
But this article is not really about the work of the Futures Team. It is about your specific visions and dreams. Along the way, I have been excited to hear from the dreamers among us who are already imagining a place where spiritual growth continues to be offered and spiritual practices are deepened, where
non-profit justice partners are strengthened and encouraged, where people who are facing loves hardest challenges are cared for and comforted, where people from a variety of faith traditions are welcomed, and where joyous and flourishing worship services give us all “strength for the journey.”
This is my invitation to you.
If you are dreaming about this church, please take some time this month to write up your dreams and to pass them along. I would love to hear about them.