Message from our Director of Religious Education
Meet You at the Quad
Okay, we don't have a quad on the UUCOV campus yet. It was the evening of February 2. There was a large group assembling for the showing of the film “Legalize Democracy” in the sanctuary, people were engaged with choir practice in Waters Hall, and a Pathways class was about to start in Asta Linder House. I was assigned the task of picking up a flip chart stand and pad needed for the discussion following the film. The stand was in Asta Linder House. I chose to drive over rather than stumble my way in the dark from ALH to the sanctuary with the stand.
As I pulled up close to ALH, (but not so close that I would hit someone's motorcycle) the doors to Room A were open wide welcoming the Pathways participants. Chairs were being arranged, folks were greeting one another and streaming between Room A and Room B. I pulled the stand and pad from the closet and wound my way through the crowd toward the door when I heard these words, "Wow, this place is so active it reminds me of a college campus!" I was so busy trying not to spear or hit someone with the stand I was carrying, I couldn't turn to see who said it, but those words really made an impression. It also put a big smile on my face.
Team leaders were asked recently to relay one and only one accomplishment that they were most proud of for this past fiscal year. I noted that Lifespan has been working with and being supported by a number of the other teams this year and it has been productive and fun to work together. But, I must confess that the comment about UUCOV reminding someone of a college campus personally resonated. My recollection of campus life conjures images of energy, exploration, growth, social and justice activities, laughs and great friendships. Even better; we can stay enrolled for as long as we want.