The Unitarian Universalist Community of Lake County (UUCLC) will hold its first service in a new location this Sunday, November 20. The service begins at a new start time of 11:00 a.m. at the Methodist Church at First and Main Streets in Kelseyville. The United Methodist Church is over 130 years old, and has recently agreed to share its space with the 10 year old UUCLC. “The UUCLC looks forward to a new partnership with the Methodists to pursue the missions of each of our congregations as we work together to serve the Lake County community,” according to UUCLC president Carol Cole-Lewis.
The first Unitarian service in the new location will be a celebration of sharing and gratitude. Reflections on gratitude, and a blessing of the sanctuary, banners and buildings will be included in the service, which will be led by the Reverend Dan Kane, consulting minister for UUCLC. Music, including an anthem by the UUCLC choir, will be included in the service. A new member ceremony will be conducted during the service as well. (anyone who wishes to sign the Membership Book and has not yet arranged to do so may call Kathy Windrem for information, at 279-4387)
Artist and UUCLC member Annette Higday has designed and created six incredibly beautiful, large fabric banners to represent the variety of sources of knowledge from which Unitarian Universalists draw their views. “Each member of our congregation is as unique as each symbol is different,” according to Higday.
Guests are invited and encouraged to attend this service to learn more about the history and traditions of Unitarian Universalism. A children’s religious education program takes place during the service, to be held in the “new” RE room adjacent to the large social hall. Following the service, please stay for refreshments and celebrating our move.
Over 30 different people from the congregation have helped to make this day possible. From cleaning to scraping to oiling to removing and re-installing pews, the amount of “person hours” has amounted to over 300! There are more projects ahead, but this week-end we are all celebrating the move and our new home at the Methodist Church. We especially thank the Methodist congregation and leadership for their support and encouragement.