Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Church Is Open
Like most UU congregations, ours had their Ingathering this past Sunday. I have to admit, we were like a lot of UUs and took the summer off. Honestly, I was feeling really burned out by the church and school year. I just needed a break from it all. I am glad we did. A part of me feels that it is silly to take the summer off - spiritual development and commitment are lifelong processes - but sometimes it is what the doctor orders. I realized at the end of summer, I was missing church. I began to look forward to going again. I also took a hard look at what I was doing at church and ways I needed to modify my commitments to make them more sustainable. I resigned from the RE committee. I am no longer the Chair. I have been on the committee for three years and it is time for someone else with more energy and ideas to step up. This has been a huge release. I am still teaching. In fact, we just started a new middle school youth group and I am very excited to lead it. This is one of my favorite ages and I am really looking forward to working with the kids. I am also still leading a once-a-month Bible Study. I started this last year and LOVED it. It has been a great experience and I can't wait for it to start up again. So, yes, I am glad we took the summer off. I am also glad we found our way back.