“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” ~ C.S. Lewis 

As a culture we don’t tend to be very good at grief, and this past year+ has been a time of grief. We have mourned the loss of loved ones, of trust in institutions, of certainty, and sometimes of hope. What a time this has been!  

Grief is complicated because it is many feelings-love, sadness, celebration, loss, wonder, and yes, fear. I believe the strength of a faith community is how we hold each other as we grieve, as individuals and as a collective. When we are there for each other, able to be present to the depth of feelings and the complexity of grief, we are doing sacred work of ministry.  

I hope you will join me on Saturday at 1 pm in the OUUC parking lot as we hold space together to grieve, as individuals and as a community. It’s been a year+ and we have been together as a community throughout. What a gift and what an opportunity to grow our connection and ministry to each other.  

See you Saturday.  

Blessings on your week, 

Rev. Mary