That statement might seem a bit odd because, as you know, we have had church every week online. Yet there is just something powerful and amazing about meeting together in the sanctuary!
These past few months have been quite trying, to say the least, for all of us. For staff members and volunteers, the building has felt quite empty every time we walk through it. We missed all of you.
When something is taken away that we have enjoyed for years like church, we begin to realize what a tremendous gift it is in our lives! Our world needs Unity’s message. We have a lot to offer.
I encourage you to be a person full of grace as we gather again. To be filled with grace in this context would mean that we refrain from being critical of others. There are many different beliefs (and perhaps convictions) about the “way things should be.” Remember we are to be about our own spiritual business, not causing waves for anyone else.
The reopening team has done an amazing job to ensure we are safe while creating a welcoming environment.
Thank you for giving your leadership an extra dose of grace during this time as well. We’ve been working very hard to make this transition as smooth as possible.
We are excited to have you back!
So again… Welcome back to church!