“We build on foundations we did not lay.
We warm ourselves at fires we did not light.
We sit in the shade of trees we did not plant.
We drink from wells we did not dig.
We profit from persons we did not know.
We are ever bound in community."

Rev. Peter Raible (paraphrased from Deuteronomy 6:10-12)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

8 Hope Journals Still Missing

Last year, First Universalist launched 10 Hope Journals out in into the wider community. The launch coincided with the 10th anniversary of 9/11. When they were launched, we invited people to reflect on what the 10 years since Sept 11, 2001 had been like (two wars, lives lost, increased religious intolerance), and to dream about what the next tens years might be like. We invited people to share their hopes and dreams for what our shared future might look like.

So far, 2 Hope Journals have returned with some beautiful thoughts, pictures, and stories.

But eight are still out there! Do you have one? Have you written in it? Will you return it to the church in the next week or two? I'd love to share stories of hope during our Sunday services on Sept 9 or later in the year.

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