Sunday, December 19, 2010

Breaking Through

It was pageant day! A bright sunny day and our new windows combined with the extremely low solstice sun to sweat us just about out in lamb and cow costumes! We used the lovely Joyce Poley pageant "Would You Like to Hold the Baby?" and it was fabulous.

We almost felt that somehow we were, you know, breaking through. I mean, after all, I've hesitated to ever do such an involved holiday program because we never quite knew who we'd get from week to week or how things would go.

Definitely a breakthrough for us.

In fact, decorating for the holiday before the afternoon of Christmas Eve was fabulous even though our minister our ADRE and a number of other core folks spend three hours assembling a fake tree. This was another breakthrough. We love this whole owning a building thing. Fabulous. Except that now we can't just call the people we rent from to fix things, but oh well, who cares. It's obviously a breakthrough.

So many breakthroughs for little Westside Unitarian Universalst Congregation.. So, so many.

I mean, you'd almost think that we'd be headed to the UUA General Assembly this year to accept some kind of honor for all of our breaking through. Almost. I mean, maybe it really is true. Maybe.....

Yep. It is true.

Westiside Unitarian Universalist Congregation, the little church on the hill that could, IS a 2011 Breakthrough Congregation. See y'all in Charlotte!

And, by the way, whoo hoo!

3 comments:

Laura said...

Congratulations, Kari! I look forward to reading more of the congregation's story in June after GA!

ms. kitty said...

Wowee zowee, Kari! That's fabulous news!

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled for Westside, but given who leads that congregation and how they step into it TOGETHER (leaders (DRE, ADRE, Minister, all the staff and lay leaders) and congregation, kids, teens, elders) I am not the least bit surprised at this honor.
Congratulations, Kari! Bask in the glow so well deserved. Merry Christmas Kari! ~Lisa